Equipment Standards

(Document - 2/19/2019)
ACEEE developed this technical brief in response to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services’ (DAS) request to provide information on available technology types and best practices to reduce plug loads.
(Blog Post - 7/24/2018)
National standards that require appliances and equipment to be more energy efficient do more than save energy and reduce utility bills. They also spur economic growth and create jobs — a lot of jobs. In fact, our new report reveals that they created...
(Document - 7/24/2018)
National appliance efficiency standards drive energy, water, and utility bill savings. They are also major job creators. Existing standards could help consumers save $2 trillion on energy bills by 2030, money that will create new jobs when shifted...
(Document - 2/16/2017)
This paper provides up-to-date estimates of the benefits of national efficiency standards for consumers and businesses in each state and for the United States as a whole. Average household savings, by state, ranged from 11% to 27% of total consumer...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Pass legislation to set energy efficiency improvement targets for building energy codes and compliance rates, and to increase federal assistance (in S. 720 and S. 2012). Advanced residential and commercial model energy codes (2013/...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) meets all deadlines for new and amended efficiency standards Clarify DOE authority to set definitions, test procedures, and standards in ways that make most sense, and clarify state...
(Blog Post - 12/31/2015)
The Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards today for commercial and industrial pumps that are based on efficiency levels negotiated by manufacturers, efficiency advocates, and other stakeholders. In addition to establishing the...
(Press Release - 9/18/2014)
Proposed Standards Would Save Businesses Billions Washington, D.C.—The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new efficiency standards today that would slash commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30%. The proposed standards would...
(Document - 4/29/2014)
This study evaluates the implications of using end-use energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. It does so by quantifying the energy, economic, and pollution-reduction impacts of selected energy-saving policies on...
(Blog Post - 2/19/2014)
Did you know that motors use about half of the electricity in the U.S.? From large industrial machines, to commercial equipment, to home appliances, to even our computers and smart phones, motors are everywhere. Unfortunately we don’t have many...