Commercial

(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 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...
(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...
(Blog Post - 10/24/2018)
Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast...
(Document - 7/30/2018)
National light bulb efficiency standards are savings consumers billions of dollars annually and preventing millions of tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Savings will dramatically increase after 2020 when stronger standards that apply to a...
(Document - 7/10/2018)
To achieve the ambitious worldwide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% or more by 2050, consumers and businesses will increasingly need to use heat pumps powered by low- or no-carbon electricity for space and water heating. But does...
(Document - 6/5/2018)
Highly efficient air conditioners and heat pumps use superior mechanical efficiency and advanced controls to save building energy. This equipment can provide energy efficiency program administrators with long-term energy savings. In these technical...
(Document - 2/12/2018)
Updated March 2019. Federal energy efficiency programs have played a key role in reducing energy use and saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars a year in energy bills. But, like many other federal efforts, these programs have come under...
(Blog Post - 12/20/2017)
Smart technologies can reduce a building’s energy use by nearly a fifth and yield additional benefits, such as increased worker productivity, according to our new report, Smart Buildings: a Deeper Dive into Market Segments. This report documents how...