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Research Report H1802 - March 26, 2018

ACEEE’s Health and Energy Linked (HELP) Awards recognize programs that simultaneously improve human health and save energy. This report highlights the six exemplary programs chosen by a panel of expert advisors to receive the first awards. Case studies describe funding, communities served, and...

Research Report H1801 - February 21, 2018

Pollution from power plants harms public health, contributing to heart attacks, respiratory conditions, asthma attacks, and premature death. Energy efficiency can benefit health by reducing power plant pollution. This report estimates the health and environmental benefits that would come from a...

Research Report A1703 - December 20, 2017

Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study left off, this report takes a deeper...

Research Report u1707 - June 13, 2017

This first edition of the Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses the 51 largest US electric utilities across a range of energy efficiency metrics. The metrics fall into three categories critical to utility-sector efficiency: (1) quantitative savings and spending performance, (2)...

Research Report - November 14, 2018

Municipal governments are increasingly using behavior change strategies to save energy in their communities. For this study we surveyed cities across North America and analyzed 50 behavior change programs offered by 40 local governments in 18 states and Canada. Our report provides an overview of...

Fact Sheet - October 30, 2018

Rural households across the country face high energy burdens, meaning they spend an outsized portion of their income on home energy bills. Energy efficiency upgrades can improve the efficiency of rural housing stock and reduce rural household energy burdens. Driving investment in these programs...

Research Report - October 29, 2018

Energy efficiency supports the reliability and resilience of our electricity system. However, these benefits are typically not included in electric system planning, decision making, and cost-effectiveness analysis. This report examines energy efficiency's contribution to reliability in terms of...

White Paper - October 23, 2018

Zero energy buildings (ZEBs) produce at least as much energy as they consume. Whereas only a few thousand ZEBs have been constructed in the United States and Canada until now, it may be possible to improve building energy codes to the point where all new buildings are zero energy by 2030. This...

Regulatory Filing - October 22, 2018

The comments were delivered to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, docket # M-2015-2518883.

Research Report - October 04, 2018

The twelfth edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives a progress report on state energy efficiency policies and programs that save energy and produce environmental and economic benefits. The Scorecard uses data vetted by state energy officials to rank states...

Regulatory Filing - October 01, 2018

The comments refer to Docket No. E-01345A-17-0134 and make recommendations on the topic of cost-effectiveness testing. 

Regulatory Filing - September 26, 2018

The comments respond to dockets NHTSA–2018–0067 and EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0283 and were delivered in person to EPA and NHTSA staff.

Research Report - September 19, 2018

Rural communities have unique energy needs that make it challenging for utilities, state energy offices, and other program implementers to deliver energy efficiency to customers. Infrastructure, energy use, and fuel mix in rural areas often differ from their metropolitan counterparts. Rural...

Regulatory Filing - August 24, 2018

Comments submitted to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy on the topic of the Virginia Energy Plan. The comments recommend incorporating energy effiency into the plan in five specific ways. 

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