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By neepenergy | Thu, September 27, 2012
As the nation strives to become greener and cleaner, Connecticut is making a conscientious effort to provide people and businesses with cheaper and more reliable energy.  That’s why the state launched its most comprehensive energy efficiency initiative, Lead by Example, in 2011. With nearly $15 million in bond funding and a team of experts from across state government, Lead by Example intends…
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By neepenergy | Fri, September 21, 2012
Wellesley High School. Photo: SMMA Roll up those sleeves and join the Green Schools Committee of USGBC MA for one (or three!) Green Apple Service projects over the next two weeks. Tour a newly built high performance MA-CHPS school or join us at Boston Latin Academy for some green rejuvenation! Help our communities support healthy, sustainable schools by participating in these free events.…
By neepenergy | Fri, September 14, 2012
A Guest Contribution By Robin LeBaron, Managing Director of the National Home Performance Council Good regulation, and ensuring that efficiency dollars are well-spent, is in everyone’s interest – from ratepayers to the small contractors that help bring efficiency projects to life. The problem is that in most states, the current application of cost-effectiveness tests are actually impeding the…
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By neepenergy | Mon, August 13, 2012
Energy efficiency programs are gaining increasing traction using social media, especially to promote residential retail products.  Alison Emerson, Digital Content & Social Media Producer of Efficiency Vermont’s highly successful social media efforts, told NEEP that they are seeing a positive trend using Facebook and Twitter to drive overall brand awareness. Other programs are achieving…
By neepenergy | Thu, August 2, 2012
NEEP and CHPS staff outside the entrance to Lebanon Middle School NEEP’s Regional High Performance Schools Working Group hit the road this July to gather at the newly constructed Lebanon Middle School in New Hampshire for their annual in-person meeting.  Working group members got a sneak peak of the high performance school, which was designed to the Northeast Collaborative for High…
By neepenergy | Mon, July 30, 2012
University of Vermont is one of 12 higher education institutions in the state investing millions in energy efficiency. How far will $16 million dollars go to create green college campuses in the Green Mountain State? A lot further than you think. Recently, twelve of Vermont’s most prominent institutions of higher education pledged more than $16 million to green revolving funds, and they are…
By neepenergy | Tue, June 26, 2012
Residential lighting efficiency programs don’t come as cheap as they used to. Due to increasing product costs and federal Energy Information and Security Act (EISA) standards that raise minimum efficiency requirements and lower the incremental savings of high efficiency lighting products, lighting programs need bigger budgets to gain smaller but still significant energy savings.  At the same…
By neepenergy | Thu, June 7, 2012
Join the conversation in Stamford, CT on June 13th, 2012 at the NEEP Summit  Building en ergy rating and disclosure policies are gaining steam as a mechanism to drive the market for energy efficient buildings and to reduce impact on the environment. Like food labels or miles-per-gallon ratings on cars, building energy rating and disclosure makes energy use transparent so that buyers, sellers,…

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