Q: Does ACEEE recommend and/or sell appliances?
A: The organizations listed below provide information on energy-efficient products. We recommend working with experienced contractors who will select and install appliances accurately; this improves their efficiency. ACEEE does not rate or sell appliances.
For home appliances, including kitchen appliances, laundry equipment, room air conditioners and electronics, consult the ENERGY STAR qualified product listings. Select the product and then look for "product list" at the right side of the page. For clothes washers and dishwashers that are even more efficient than ENERGY STAR, visit the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)’s qualifying product lists.
For water heaters, go to GAMA's certified product directories.
For central air conditioners and heat pumps, search the CEE Directory of ARI Verified Equipment. You can limit your search by selecting higher "tiers" of efficiency under "CEE Tier" and selecting the proper size (cooling capacity) for your home (if you have that information).
Q: How do I find tax credits for energy-efficient appliances?
A: Visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project for information on tax credits.
Q: Does ACEEE conduct energy audits?
A: We recommend that you contact your local utility. For more information on why energy audits are a good idea, visit SmarterHouse.
Q: Where can I find information on your Greener Cars guide?
A: This guide is online at GreenerCars.org.
Q: How can I find a job at ACEEE or a similar energy efficiency organization?
A: Visit our jobs page to view current listings from ACEEE and other groups. You can also post advertisements there. We also recommend networking; attending local energy-related events, participating in discussions on LinkedIn, and connecting with people in the field.
Q: How do I add my name to the ACEEE mailing list (or remove my name from the list)?
A: Log into the account management page on our Web site to update your subscriptions. If you don't have an account, you can enter a valid email address and a password of your choosing to begin the short registration process.
Organization and Funding
Q: Is ACEEE a membership organization? If so, how can I join?
A: We welcome donations from individuals and organizations, although we are not a membership organization. We offer an Ally Program for organizations that support our mission. If you are an individual interested in supporting ACEEE, please visit our donation page.
Q: What organizations fund ACEEE?
A: Our funding page lists the organizations that support our work.
Q: How can I order a copy of one of your publications?
A: Our research reports and white papers are free to download.
Q: May I reproduce your literature or Web site text in other online or print publications?
A: View our terms & conditions page for complete information about reprinting our work.
Q: I would like to talk with a researcher at ACEEE. Whom should I contact?
A: Here is a list of ACEEE staff and their specialties.
Q: Would ACEEE be interested in collaborating with my organization on a project?
A: To propose research collaborations, please visit our staff page and contact someone who specializes in your area of interest.
Q: If I have a correction for the ACEEE Web site, whom should I contact?
A: For Web site corrections, please e-mail Eric Schwass.
Q: Would you be willing to link to our Web site?
A: To recommend a link for our Web site, please e-mail Eric Schwass.
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