According to NEEP’s Northeast Residential Lighting Strategy (RLS) Update, energy savings from efficient lighting continues to be the most cost effective measure for efficiency programs. In order to expand upon the savings from efficiency programs, ratepayer funded programs require robust support. The RLS update serves as a supplemental document to NEEP’s original 2012 Northeast RLS with current information, and not as a replacement. The key recommendations from the RLS Update are largely consistent with the recommendations from the original RLS. They include:
- Continue support for ENERGY STAR CFLs
- Ramp up support for ENERGY STAR LEDs
- Continue early engagement with regulators and efficiency programs
- Pursue alternative, flexible program and regulatory approaches
- Deliver clear and consistent messages to consumers
- Collaborate regionally to achieve a 90 percent household socket saturation rate by 2020.