Public Buildings

(Document - 11/14/2018)
Municipal governments are increasingly using behavior change strategies to save energy in their communities. For this study we surveyed cities across North America and analyzed 50 behavior change programs offered by 40 local governments in 18 states...
(Blog Post - 2/24/2016)
As inhabitants of the Information Age, we have the power to do whatever we put our minds to. Want to learn to tie a tie? There are tutorials on YouTube. Thinking of baking macaroons? Look it up on Pinterest. Want to learn a new language? There's an...
(Document - 2/24/2016)
This is the second in a series of papers intended to guide states as they embark on the path to Clean Power Plan compliance. This guide discusses some best practices for implementing state lead-by-example (LBE) programs, walking through the steps...
(Document - 8/26/2015)
The Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C) version 2.0 Beta is intended for use by local policymakers and stakeholders interested in advancing the adoption of energy efficiency in their communities. The tool is capable of analyzing the...
(Document - 5/19/2015)
The second biennial ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We ranked 51 large US cities for their energy efficiency...
(Blog Post - 5/15/2015)
This is a busy time of year in competitive sports. Top teams in the NBA (including our hometown Wizards) and NHL are competing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy and Stanley Cup. American Pharaoh just won the Kentucky Derby last week, and Chelsea took the...
(Blog Post - 8/11/2014)
This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All of California is still in a drought. Cities were especially hot due to their concentration of buildings and human activity, a...
(Press Release - 6/17/2014)
New Survey Finds Many Cities Already Responding to Record High Heat and Extreme Weather Events Washington, D.C.—A survey of North American cities by the ACEEE and the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) finds that confronting the challenges of...
(Document - 6/17/2014)
The urban heat island (UHI) effect is a global phenomenon in which dark, impermeable surfaces and concentrated human activity cause urban temperatures to be several degrees hotter than those in surrounding areas. Urban heat islands impose negative...
(Blog Post - 5/5/2014)
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...