Emerging Technologies & Practices

(Blog Post - 5/16/2019)
As more utilities look at prepay plans, new research finds this option carries both benefits and potential risks. While it may put at risk the wellbeing of some customers trying to save money, it can also lower electricity use and garner customer...
(Blog Post - 5/2/2019)
In US stores this year, consumers will see a new label on window attachments such as blinds and shades that will help them find the product with the greatest energy savings for their climate. Whether installing storm windows to ward off drafts in...
(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 - 2/7/2019)
Exciting new opportunities are emerging for commercial buildings to optimize their energy use. These include not only innovative technologies, but also new approaches to system design, building operations, and financing. ACEEE explores three of...
(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...
(Blog Post - 1/9/2019)
Strategic energy management (SEM) programs are expanding beyond the industrial sector to commercial and institutional customers. These programs and data management technologies are two of the biggest opportunities to reduce energy use at large...
(Document - 1/9/2019)
Energy efficiency programs built around strategic energy management (SEM) can help the workforces of large organizations identify energy-saving opportunities, implement improvements, and track reductions in usage. Programs can also offer another...
(Document - 1/7/2019)
Many local governments have adopted community-wide goals for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This set of briefs examines three high-impact energy efficiency policies that can help cities meet these goals. The...
(Blog Post - 4/25/2018)
US homes can lower their energy use by up to one-sixth simply by incorporating smart technologies, according to our new report, Energy Impacts of Smart Home Technologies. In addition, these technologies — a combination of software, sensors, and...
(Document - 4/16/2018)
Homeowners and renters are increasingly using technologies like smart thermostats and smart lighting, appliances, and outlets to enhance comfort and convenience. But these are not the only benefits. Smart technologies can also optimize a home’s...