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Performance Incentives that Align with Equity Priorities

August 5, 2022

Performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) are financial incentives or penalties that encourage program administrators to achieve certain targets or performance levels. If performance incentives are…

Creating Equity-Centered Program Goals

August 5, 2022

Oftentimes, equity of treatment, program access, and outcomes are expressed as a policy but not as a program requirement. Policymakers can change this dynamic by creating goals that align with energy…

Identifying Equity-Centered Tracking Metrics

August 5, 2022

Equity-related tracking efforts, whether in the energy efficiency space or beyond, are important ways to better understand current practices, identify gaps, see trends over time, and provide…

Accounting for Equity in Cost-Benefit Analysis

August 5, 2022

Current cost-benefit analysis practices ensure energy efficiency programs deliver cost-effective energy savings. This means inputs to the cost-benefit analysis look only at energy costs and savings,…

Identifying Disparities with an Equity Gap Analysis

August 5, 2022

An equity gap analysis can help regulators and program implementers understand inequities in access to the benefits of energy efficiency programs. A gap analysis is an important step in understanding…

Creating a Process for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

August 5, 2022

The first step to centering equity metrics in energy efficiency programs is for policymakers to create a process for meaningful stakeholder engagement that allows for members of historically…

Massachusetts Commercial Energy-Zero (E-Z) Code Summary

August 1, 2022

The MA Commercial E-Z Code offers multiple compliance paths for the design of commercial zero-energy buildings: a prescriptive path, a performance path (wit prescriptive backstops), and a Passive…

Massachusetts Residential Energy-Zero (E-Z) Code Summary

August 1, 2022

The MA Residential Code pays particular attention to embodied carbon.

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