Publications and Resources

Research Report - November 13, 2019

This report is the first to explore how energy efficiency program implementers are trying to reach nonresidential community-serving institutions in low- to moderate-income areas. These groups include nonprofits, schools, local government buildings, locally owned businesses, medical facilities,...

Research Report - October 22, 2019

The buildings where people work and live can dramatically influence their health. Energy efficiency programs can make homes safer and healthier and bring financial benefits to vulnerable families. This study describes the methods used by 63 programs nationwide to measure and document their...

Research Report - October 01, 2019

The 13th edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard is a progress report on state policies and programs that save energy while producing environmental and economic benefits. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—utility programs, transportation...

Research Report - September 18, 2019

Energy efficiency can slash US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50% by 2050, getting us halfway to our national climate goals. We can achieve almost all these savings, worth more than $700 billion in 2050, by dramatically scaling up government policies and programs. This report...

Research Report - September 10, 2019

Programs that integrate energy efficiency and demand response (EE/DR) can yield multiple benefits. Not only can they fully capture these two value streams, but they offer a streamlined customer experience, greater grid flexibility, and more efficient administration. Despite these benefits, few...

Research Report - July 30, 2019

Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) have been a key tool for delivering energy savings in states across the country. Now states are looking to their energy efficiency policies to do more. New approaches to EERS can help them meet aggressive climate goals, lower costs, improve grid...

Research Report - July 24, 2019

The City Clean Energy Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy, promote renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also focuses on efforts to embed equity in policymaking. We ranked 75 large US cities for their energy efficiency and...

Research Report - April 11, 2019

Tens of thousands of home energy assessments are conducted every year in the United States, but many recipients do not follow through on their recommendations. We studied 45 sample assessment reports by coding them for design and content elements, sending them for review by a panel of experts (...

Research Report - April 09, 2019

Energy efficiency programs have historically underserved multifamily housing for low-income households, largely because of the barriers this market presents to program administrators. This report examines 32 programs that target affordable multifamily buildings, focusing on energy savings,...

Research Report - February 20, 2019

The lifetime of energy efficiency programs and measures ranges from a few months to several decades. Nevertheless, most energy efficiency policies are designed around the first year of savings. This report describes recent policy changes in some states and Canadian provinces to measure the value...

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