Residential

(Document - 5/29/2019)
This is the fifth in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. This brief focuses on efficiency programs that promote both electricity and natural gas savings in US...
(Blog Post - 5/21/2019)
Looking for an investment with a high, secure return on investment? A light energy efficiency retrofit of a typical existing home can deliver a whopping 18.5% return annually, nearly double that of long-term stocks. It’s also a much higher return...
(Blog Post - 5/8/2019)
Ever wonder how much a home’s utility bills will cost before you buy it? Portland, Oregon, has a cutting-edge policy that gives homebuyers such information, enabling them to consider energy efficiency when buying a home, just as many consumers do...
(Document - 5/2/2019)
This is the fourth in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. This brief looks at residential window attachments, including storm windows, interior shades and...
(Blog Post - 4/25/2019)
An ACEEE analysis released today finds that energy efficiency and solar make complementary energy and carbon reductions in new home construction, but when budgets are tight, efficiency needs to come first. Throughout the United States, energy...
(Document - 4/24/2019)
Both energy efficiency and renewable energy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve a home’s resilience during power outages. Cost effectiveness is another important consideration. Recent energy code changes have raised the question of...
(Blog Post - 3/21/2019)
Property assessed clean energy (PACE), a popular, long-term financing tool for energy and water conservation projects, has grown quickly in recent years across the United States. The PACE market increased by 75% from 2016 to 2017, completing $251...
(Document - 2/7/2019)
This is the second in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The ability to store energy and use it later is growing increasingly important to commercial buildings...
(Document - 2/7/2019)
This is the third in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. This brief explores energy as a service (EaaS), a model that enables commercial customers to undertake...
(Document - 2/7/2019)
This is the first in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. Information and control technologies (ICT) save energy by monitoring and controlling building systems...