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NEEP’s High Efficiency Products initiatives help to increase energy efficiency products throughout mainstream markets, provide guidance to energy efficiency programs, and ensure that standards continue to push the market forward.

PRODUCTS: Profound marginal energy efficiency savings still remain to be realized from Residential Lighting, Business Consumer Electronics, and HVAC & Appliances. NEEP, alongside of pertinent stakeholders, research, develop, and maintain series of market strategy reports that outline the barriers and solutions concerning the uptake of high efficiency technologies. These reports examine market landscapes with acute precision, providing comprehensive information and a crystal clear direction for effective action.

VALUATION: The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).  The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2010, NEEP launched the DesignLights Consortium® Qualified Products List, a leading resource that distinguishes quality, high efficiency LED products for the commercial sector. The QPL sets the bar for efficiency program incentives across the U.S. and Canada while informing manufacturer product development.  DLC members include utility, state and regional energy efficiency programs from over 30 states in the U.S. and three Canadian provinces. As of July 2014, the list contains over 50,000 luminaires and continues to grow.

STANDARDS: One of the most impactful energy-saving policies to date, appliance efficiency standards prevent energy-inefficient, low-quality products from entering the marketplace. Appliance standards bring energy and cost savings to consumers, relief to our strained energy system and significant reductions of harmful emissions to our planet. 

Due to their unparalleled impact over time, NEEP launched the Appliance Efficiency Standards Policy Project in 2001, a regional coalition comprised of consumer, environmental and energy efficiency groups advocating for the enactment of state and federal energy efficiency standards for a range of commercial and residential products.

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