NEEP is pleased to announce the public launch of the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED), a product of the Regional Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Forum. First previewed and enthusiastically received at the EM&V Forum’s 2012 Annual Public Meeting, REED includes 2011 electric and gas energy efficiency program data for 8 states: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Energy efficiency stakeholders across the region can now use the REED data to conduct analyses of efficiency program and policy design, assist with air quality reporting, inform system planning, and compare energy efficiency impacts across states. NEEP will add 2012 energy efficiency data from the 8 participating states along with Delaware and the District of Columbia in fall 2013. REED is the only regional resource to provide transparent and common reporting of electric and natural gas energy efficiency program savings, associated costs, avoided emissions, and job impacts. REED paves the path toward consistent reporting across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with the purpose of supporting state and regional energy and environmental policies. REED represents an important step forward in building the transparency and understanding of EE impacts using a common platform, thereby strengthening the credibility of energy efficiency programs. NEEP would like to thank US DOE, US EPA and the Forum states for funding this project and acknowledge the project contractor, Peregrine Energy Group. For more information about this exciting new resource, please register for one of the upcoming REED user webinars on March 19 from 2-3pm (register here) or April 8 from 2-3pm (register here). This blog post is the first in a series of four posts about the Regional EM&V Forum’s 2012 Annual Public Meeting, held in Washington D.C. in December 2012.