By Allison Webster | Fri, August 19, 2011
First adopted over a decade ago in Australia and Denmark, mandatory building energy rating policies are now in place in over 30 countries worldwide. Fundamentally, rating and disclosure is pretty straightforward – we see the concept applied every day in nutritional labels on food, fuel economy stickers on cars and energy labels on appliances. Unfortunately for buildings, slapping on an energy…
By Josh Craft | Thu, August 11, 2011
Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now.   Key developments include: State Policy Updates: Delaware Policy Status, New Hampshire Energy Policy Study, New York SBC IV, Rhode Island's New Savings Targets, and Vermont Energy Efficiency Budgets New NEEP Resources: Codes Conference Presentations, Home Energy Efficiency Basics for Real Estate Professionals, and update on DOE Appliance…
By dlenergyefficiency | Fri, August 5, 2011
Future appliance standards could eliminate growth in residential sector energy use through 2035, according to an analysis conducted for the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2011. While modest improvements to the efficiency of products "covered" by the federal appliance standards efficiency program will achieve sizable savings, by adopting more aggressive standards…
By neepenergy | Sun, July 31, 2011
Webinar for new product categories and updated specifications for current categories scheduled for August 2, 2011, at 2pm EST. Lighting manufacturers, energy efficiency program administrators, and others in the Solid State Lighting (SSL) field now have more options for promoting and incentivizing energy efficient lighting technology thanks to a recent revision to the DesignLights Consortium…
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By neepenergy | Sun, July 31, 2011
Bruce Wall, Vice President Resource Efficiency Programs at ARCA If you want to enhance your energy efficiency portfolio while providing added public benefits with a green twist, an appliance recycling program may be the answer. Generating proven energy savings, appliance recycling and change-out programs are popular with utilities and customers alike for reducing energy consumption through…
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By Jim OReilly | Tue, July 26, 2011
Hello from Salt Lake City, where the U.S. Department of Energy is hosting its annual energy codes conference. This year's event has a decidedly different feel to it, as codes move from just being in the domain of building officials, to taking center stage for a number of legislative and administrative offices, energy offices, climate change task forces and advocacy groups. NEEP's Carolyn Sarno…
By neepenergy | Fri, July 22, 2011
Kinard Junior High School, Fort Collins, CO When we walk into an office building or a school for the first time, it’s always nice to see the familiar blue ENERGY STAR plaque in the lobby.  It represents a commitment to energy efficiency –the tracking and assessment of utility bills and the ongoing maintenance of energy-using systems.  Buildings that achieve the EPA’s ENERGY STAR plaque are…
By Josh Craft | Fri, July 22, 2011
The Boston Globe has been the site of lively debate over common-sense federal lighting standards this week, standards that NEEP strongly supports. Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby voiced his opposition, citing a number of misconceptions about the coming rules. NEEP's Policy Outreach Manager, Natalie Hildt, penned a response to illuminate the facts about coming changes, which will help consumer save…
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By neepenergy | Sun, July 17, 2011
NEEP's  Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Forum has recently completed two large research and evaluation projects.  The results of these studies advance energy efficiency by supporting program administrator calculations of savings from efficient lighting and unitary HVAC equipment and also serving as documentation for submissions to the region’s forward capacity markets.…
By Josh Craft | Fri, July 8, 2011
Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now.   Key developments include: Final Legislative Developments in Connecticut, Maine, and New York RGGI Fight Continues in New Jersey and New York Noteworthy Reports: NRDC Report on Set-Top Boxes and Institute for Electric Efficiency on Codes and Standards Check out the latest news here.

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