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Research Report U1808 - 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...

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 - February 01, 1994

This study examines energy efficiency potential in Ohio and the broad economic impacts from pursuing a high-efficiency future. It shows that widespread efficiency improvements could cut energy by 26 percent and lead to a net increase of 63,000 jobs statewide by 2010. It also contains policy...

Research Report - February 01, 1994

This study examines future directions for market transformation efforts by utilities and governmental entities. Eight high-priority targets for new market transformation initiatives are identified based on potential energy savings, cost-effectiveness and the likelihood that intervention can...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Participation rate is one of the most critical factors affecting the success of utility demand-side management programs. This paper reviews data and discusses characteristics of utility DSM programs with the highest participation rates in 18 different program categories. Factors linked with...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This is a reprint of the December 1994 cover story from Scientific American. It provides a succinct and readable overview of energy losses in today's cars and explains the opportunities for efficiency improvement using available technologies. Also included in the "Amateur Scientist" feature...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This study presents the basic principles governing fuel efficiency and emissions in contemporary vehicles and explains how these attributes can be influenced by changes in vehicle design and usage. It identifies practical opportunities for reducing fuel use and emissions, and discusses the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This review of utility DSM programs for industrial customers discusses approaches that have achieved significant savings and participation and those that have not. Detailed information is provided on 14 particularly successful programs. The paper also includes a section on promising but...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This up-to-date review of energy conservation issues in multifamily buildings covers sector characteristics, barriers to conservation, progress in technology, retrofit programs, financing, and evaluation. Drawing on this review and contacts with practioners, the paper concludes with a set of...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This report analyzes options for residential and commercial building energy codes for Illinois. It examines the cost-effectiveness of national consensus standards and variations upon these standards given current construction practices, climate and energy costs. The appendix contains the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Maine has been a leader in the development of energy-efficiency technologies. This in-depth analysis shows that while the state’s utility rates have increased by more than 35 percent in recent years, the alternative energy policies appear to have contributed less than one-third of that total....

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Market transformation is a process whereby the energy efficiency of all new appliances, buildings, vehicles or other technologies substantially increases over a period of years. This paper presents a conceptual framework for market transformation and discusses policies and programs that can...

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