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Lights Out for Residential Lighting Programs?

Not Just Yet

Image: ledlightbay.com

Published at ACEEE.org

LED light bulbs have transitioned from a fledgling technology to a major market player in recent years, with more than 450 million installed nationwide as of 2016. With Americans increasingly choosing LEDs, and federal standards set to increase efficiency levels for general service […]

Kingdom Bio Foam Fills the Need for Insulation

The McKiernan’s retirement home required insulation for an unusual roofing structure. Biofoam was the perfect solution. Images courtesy of Kingdom Bio Foam.

By George Harvey

Kingdom Bio Foam is a small insulating company in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Its story might best begin with an example of its work.

When Neil and […]

ACEEE to Host Webinar on Incorporating Energy Efficiency-Driven Pollution Reductions into State Implementation Plans

Energy efficiency is a valuable resource that achieves low-cost, multipollutant reductions in states across the country. However, while state air regulators can rely on energy efficiency to meet specific pollutant reductions required under the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), many states are missing out on this opportunity.

On […]

April Webinar: Taking Control: Best Practices in Energy Data Management and Tools for Success

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Regardless of your market sector – commercial office space, public schools, manufacturing – if you’re measuring your energy use, you’ve got piles of data in need of sorting, refining, and analysis. Managing that data effectively can help maximize both your money and energy saved. […]

Comment Period Extension Pertaining to the Request for Information on the Process for Developing Energy Conservation Standards

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting comments on DOE’s Request for Information concerning the “Process Rule” was, March 2, 2018. However, in light of the emergency closure of Federal offices today in the Washington, D.C. area, and the likely effect today’s weather conditions are having on others, DOE will accept comments submitted […]

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

By Kevin Carbonnier

ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard was released in late September with Massachusetts leading based on six categories including utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state initiative and appliance standards, according to ACEEE. Looking ahead, there are changes […]

Burlington 2030 District Private-public Partnership Created to Address Climate Change

Leading Burlington, Vermont businesses and institutions have committed over 3.6 million square feet to participate in the Burlington 2030 District, a private-public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for the necessary reductions, the District helps property owners increase asset value, reduce […]

Understanding the Sustainable Supply Chain

By Alex Popp

Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference […]

ACEEE Introduces State Energy Efficiency Scorecard:

ID, FL, VA Three Most-Improved States, MA Still #1

As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This eleventh annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), shows which states are doing the best […]

DOE Issues a Notice of Petition and Request for Public Comment pertaining to Test Procedures for Electric Motors and Small Electric Motors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing receipt of petitions requesting that DOE incorporate the IEC 60034-2-1:2014 (2014) test methods 2-1-1A and 2-1-1B as alternative test methods in addition to the existing test methods referenced in its regulations for determining the energy efficiency of certain electric motors […]