Local & Community Initiatives

(Blog Post - 5/2/2012)
This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning around the United...
(Document - 5/2/2012)
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...
(Blog Post - 5/1/2012)
ACEEE has collaborated with state and local stakeholders for decades, arming them with valuable, up-to-date resources on energy efficiency to facilitate effective program and policy development and deployment. Recently we developed our State and...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2012)
This post is the second of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The next post will explore sustainable funding sources. While some local governments...
(Document - 3/26/2012)
This study reviews the planning activities of a sample of localities that have developed energy-related plans. We summarize the progress communities have made in their planning processes and analyze the key choices that local leaders make when...
(Document - 2/28/2012)
Local governments have the authority to implement discrete enabling policies that influence the real estate market and drive demand for utility energy efficiency programs. Many local governments and local organizations are also developing programs...
(Blog Post - 2/28/2012)
and Erin Brandt, Metropolitan Area Planning Council In the absence of leadership at the federal level to enact comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, local municipalities and community organizations are adopting policies, strategies...
(Blog Post - 12/14/2011)
In the world of energy efficiency, market segmentation and other methods of generalization are used to design programs and marketing. While every home is different, just as each person is different, energy efficiency programs often operate with...
(Document - 12/2/2011)
This report analyzes the opportunity presented to the Cincinnati region by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, a local nonprofit organization committed to improving energy efficiency in existing buildings, through its grant work under the...
(Press Release - 12/2/2011)
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance shares study findings with local business leaders   Cincinnati—Energy efficiency upgrades to the area’s homes and nonprofit buildings can save area residents $60 million in lower energy bills and create...