Energy Efficiency Topics

Dishwashers in the U.S. use 24,000 GWh of energy per year. There are both technology and behavioral opportunities to increase the energy efficiency...
Distributed generation, also called on-site generation or decentralized generation, is the term for generation of electricity from sources that are...
An energy efficiency potential study is a tool to help states advance smart energy policies and programs by providing critical data resources to...
Elevator energy consumption in North American office buildings is generally considered to be about 5% of building electricity use (for buildings...
Pulling emerging technologies from the R&D stage into the market is a critical step for reducing energy consumption while maintaining economic...
An energy audit is a thorough accounting of the energy use of a building.  Also known as energy assessments, audits are a powerful way to improve the...
Good data about energy efficiency in all sectors is vital to maximizing savings from the energy efficiency resource. All levels of government and a...
When utilities and other groups discuss “energy efficiency as a resource,” they are defining efficiency as an energy resource capable of yielding...
Upfront costs are a major barrier to implementing energy efficiency projects in homes and businesses.  An important goal of efficiency policies and...
The origin of utility-sector energy efficiency programs traces back to the energy crises in the 1970s, when a new concept of "energy conservation"...
An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) establishes specific, long-term targets for energy savings that utilities or non-utility program...
Workforce has emerged as a vital issue in the successful implementation of energy efficiency throughout all sectors. It is a critical issue for...
In 2007, the new Congress put energy legislation high on its agenda, with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) passing just before...
Broadly speaking, energy management is any systematic tracking and planning of energy use and can be applied to equipment, buildings, industrial...
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) sought to comprehensively address U.S. energy needs, including an energy efficiency title that included...
Following four years of unsuccessful attempts to pass an energy bill, the 109th Congress took up an energy bill again in 2005, with a House version...
Several United States industries, including glass, steel, metal casting, pulp and paper, aluminum, and chemicals, employ highly energy-intensive...
Minimum efficiency standards for commercial equipment have been one of the most successful policies used by states and the federal government to...
Energy efficiency is the least expensive, most quickly deployable, and cleanest of all energy resources, according to research by ACEEE and other...
Financial incentives are an important instrument for spurring investment in energy efficient technologies and services. The incorporation of a...
Freight trucks are responsible for almost 20% of all transportation-related fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Our...
A broad range of fuel cell technologies is being developed for stationary applications. The potential for widespread adoption in the transportation...
Furnaces provide space heating through the delivery of forced warm air via ducts.  They are the most common form of space heating in U.S. homes and...
Government facilities, fleets, and operations offer a unique opportunity for federal, state, and local governments to lead by example, incorporating...
The high cost of advanced technology, fuel-efficient vehicles is a key barrier to their entry into the market place. Financial incentives have...