Public Policy

Building Decarbonization Public Policy Framework ( )

Decarbonizing our building stock requires a comprehensive set of actions, occurring in parallel and phased in over time, across different sectors and levels of government. NEEP's Building Decarbonization Public Policy Framework lays out the pathway. A successful transition to zero carbon [buildings… Read more

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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Market Strategies Report ( )

Since 2013, NEEP has worked on a regional market transformation initiative to accelerate the market adoption of VRF technology in the Northeast region. The initiative collectively developed and recently updated the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic ASHP Market Transformation Strategies Report to provide a “… Read more


Mid-Atlantic Technical Reference Manual (TRM) V9 ( )

This update to the Technical Reference Manual is the outcome of a NEEP technical assistance project sponsored by Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The intent of the project was to develop and document in detail common assumptions for significant prescriptive residential and… Read more

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EM&V Forum

Readiness for Advanced Measurement and Verification in the Northeast ( )

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has been tracking the evolution of the advanced measurement and verification (M&V) industry through projects and publications. As this is a fast-moving field, we continue to research new vendors, technologies, and services offered in advanced M… Read more

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The Smart Energy Home: Driving Residential Decarbonization ( )

States, cities, and utilities across the region have made aggressive commitments to deep carbon reductions. In our 2018 Strategic Electrification Action Plan, NEEP found that significantly decarbonizing buildings to the necessary levels will require energy efficiency, a number of distributed energy… Read more

High Performance Buildings

Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools Criteria (NE-CHPS) Version 3.2 ( )

The Northeast CHPS Verified Program (NE-CHPS) has been designed to provide guidance and verification for new school projects, renovations, and new schools on existing campuses to achieve high performance goals.  NE-CHPS Version 4.0: This August, the Northeast Collaborative for High… Read more


The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Energy Efficiency Research and Development (R&D) Connector: Findings and Recommendations ( )

At least half of America’s economic growth can be attributed to scientific and technological innovation. However, as government and businesses continue to plant the seeds for tomorrow’s technologies by making investments in basic and applied research and development (R&D), it becomes… Read more

High Performance Buildings

Construction Codes in the Northeast: Myths and Realities of Energy Code Adoption and the Economic Effects - 2018 Update ( )

Energy codes are a critical piece of the puzzle for state and community energy and carbon emissions reduction plans. All states and several cities in the NEEP region have aggressive emissions reduction goals, and increased efficiency in building codes will helps them achieve these goals. Yet, when… Read more

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Getting to Yes: Scaling Comprehensive Efficiency in Commercial Buildings ( )

As NEEP continues to advance our mission of carbon reduction, we must stop to consider the achieved successes as well as the remaining potential for market transformation of energy efficiency. The commercial sector is a large energy user and the energy sources used today are primarily carbon-… Read more

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Opportunities for Strategic Energy Management in the Municipal Water Sector ( )

Opportunities for Strategic Energy Management in the Municipal Water Sector The municipal water system provides critical services to communities across the country and consumes a significant amount of energy in doing so. Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs) and Drinking Water Treatment Plants… Read more

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