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Advancing Zero Energy Schools ( )

The purpose of the Advancing Zero Energy Schools: Trends & Considerations for State School Construction Programs report is to provide guidance to  entities that are involved in the development or administration of statewide school construction and renovation programs. The report… Read more

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Regional End Use Load Profile Data Inventory and Needs Assessment ( )

This report provides a summary assessment of end use load profile (EULP) data currently available in Massachusetts, New York, and the Northeast region and identifies regional needs for EULP data in order to guide recommendations for future priority EULP research. As background, EULPs quantify how… Read more

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Informing the Evolution of HVAC Refrigerants ( )

Over the past several years, many Northeast states have begun implementing measures to transition the electric grid to clean energy and increase the adoption of technologies that use electricity as a source of energy. This has fueled rapid growth of the heat pump market in the region. More recently… Read more

Energy Efficient Buildings

Emerging Codes and Standards for Grid-Interactive Buildings ( )

As various geographic regions across the nation move towards decarbonization technologies and solutions, there is a growing recognition that "connected" or grid-interactive equipment in buildings is a critical component of decarbonization strategies. Homes and buildings are becoming increasingly… Read more

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Decarbonizing Public Sector Buildings ( )

This report is an update to a 2012 report entitled Greening the Public Sector, Maximizing Energy Efficiency. The original report provided recommendations and exemplars for how public sector buildings could achieve higher levels of energy efficiency. Some of the recommendations that remain relevant… Read more

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MA Zero Energy Schools Toolkit ( )

A school building is a centerpiece of a community where learning, work, and other important gatherings occur. The purpose of this toolkit is to help communities create learning environments that are healthy, productive, and energy efficient. Understanding that designing and constructing a new… Read more

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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) Tri-Region Status Report ( )

The energy industry in the United States is rapidly evolving – the installation of smaller generation plants is becoming a trend, renewable energy generation is expanding, coal-generated electric plants are being retired, and modern interconnected and energy-efficient technologies are being… Read more

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Energy Efficient Buildings

Roadmap to Zero Energy Public Buildings: Update ( )

Increasingly, states are recognizing the importance of transitioning to zero energy and carbon neutrality in order to address climate change. Nationally, the energy consumption and operations of buildings account for 40 percent of GHG emissions and energy use. NEEP is committed to assisting states… Read more

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Green Zoning: Using Local Zoning to Achieve Community Energy Efficiency & Resiliency ( )

In many states around the country, the increasing efficiency required by building energy codes is one of the few ways to reduce building energy usage from one code cycle to the next. However, building energy codes are only updated every three years and sometimes take longer to be adopted at the… Read more

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