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Blog Post | January 29, 2018

This year's Super Bowl stadium can withstand snow and save energy

All those watching the Super Bowl this weekend, take heart: there’s a good chance the Minneapolis stadium roof won’t collapse — as its predecessor the Metrodome’s did in December 2010.

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Blog Post | January 24, 2018

Utilities can do more to reap energy-water nexus benefits

Many utilities are missing out on additional energy and water savings—and related benefits—despite beginning to place more value on the link between water and energy, according to our new report, Saving Watts to Save Drops: Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs. The report examines energy utilities’ efforts to capture and value the water savings achieved through their energy efficiency programs.

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Blog Post | January 18, 2018

Vehicle standards spur fuel economy gains. A rollback would throw us into reverse.

With the threat of a rollback looming, two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles are working. Furthermore, new models, such as those on display at the Detroit Auto Show this week, show that additional gains are within reach.

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Blog Post | January 8, 2018

Energy efficiency can help address childhood asthma (second part of video series)

In a new three-part video series, ACEEE explores how energy efficiency can improve people’s health. We hear the stories of homeowners in three states. Our first part explored efficiency’s impact in rural areas. To look at its effect in urban areas, Part Two takes us to Baltimore, MD.

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Press Release | January 3, 2018
Blog Post | January 2, 2018

Our top blog posts to read (or read again) before 2018 kicks into high gear

2017 was a busy year at ACEEE. We released our first scorecard of US utilities, introduced our new Health and Environment Program, made a major foray into visual storytelling, and analyzed a plethora of energy efficiency developments and trends. We’ve chronicled all of this, and more, on our blog throughout the year.

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Blog Post | January 2, 2018

2018 will be a year of seizing opportunities and facing challenges

The past year has been eventful for energy efficiency, bringing progress in some areas and backsliding in others. We have made significant progress and are poised for more, particularly at the state and city levels. Meanwhile, we face substantial challenges at the federal level, and will continue to emphasize defense in 2018, while also working to develop new strategies for progress.

Given 2017, we have reasons to be optimistic about continued progress in energy efficiency:

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Blog Post | December 20, 2017

What the tax bill may mean for energy efficiency

Although the tax bill passed by Congress today will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency.

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Blog Post | December 20, 2017

Smart buildings save energy and improve occupant comfort

Smart technologies can reduce a building’s energy use by nearly a fifth and yield additional benefits, such as increased worker productivity, according to our new report, Smart Buildings: a Deeper Dive into Market Segments. This report documents how many types of buildings — not just the biggest and ritziest — can benefit from the latest interconnected technologies, from simple occupancy sensors to complex energy management and information systems.

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