Building Performance Standards: A Key To Reducing Emissions
ACEEE looks at the expanding role of building performance standards as a key strategy to reduce emissions from existing buildings.
Rethinking Model Energy Codes For Net Zero Carbon Buildings
ACEEE looks at some of the technical aspects of building energy codes that will get states and localities on a path to net zero carbon buildings.
A New Landscape: Energy Efficiency In The U.S.
ACEEE policy brief summarizes programs that provide energy efficiency resources; American Clean Power Association report analyzes new clean energy landscape.
New Report Details Progress On Energy Efficiency
The report quantifies recent progress on energy efficiency and points to critical opportunities ahead for buildings.
Energy Efficiency: California Is Tops, Maine Is Most Improved
California's energy efficiency policies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions earn it the #1 spot on ACEEE's 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Carbon Handprint Can Measure Companies’ Positive Climate Impact
ACEEE shares how a "carbon handprint" more accurately reflects a company’s contributions to climate change by measuring the impact of the use of goods and services it provides.
Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022 Proposes Energy-Saving Investments In Buildings
A compromise to President Biden’s Build Back Better, the new act would make historic energy-saving investments in buildings, industry, and transportation.
Vermont Phases Out Fluorescent Tubes In Favor Of LEDs
ACEEE explores how a Vermont policy to phase out most fluorescent tube lights in favor of LEDs is a guide for other states to reduce energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and mercury pollution.
How To Scale Energy-Saving Commercial Building Retrofits
Commercial building retrofits can reduce energy use by up to 40%, but are not happening at the scale needed to meet climate goals, according to a new ACEEE report.
Lighting Trends: Get Ready For LEDs 2.0
As the first generation of LED fixtures are due for replacement, facilities can boost the benefits.
Industrial Heat Pumps Offer A Path To Energy Security
ACEEE's Industrial Program Director discusses how industrial heat pumps (IHP) offer a compelling path to greater electrification and energy security.
LEDs Now More Economical, Fluorescent Bulbs Should Be Phased Out
Compared to mercury-laced fluorescent bulbs, LEDs cost less, are widely available, and would cut greenhouse gas emissions, new study says.
Lagging Transportation Initiatives Hold Back Cities’ Climate Efforts
Most large U.S. cities have yet to institute strong policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, finds new ACEEE report.
States’ Climate Efforts Need Stronger Efficiency Steps
ACEEE’s review of states and territories with laws requiring a transition to 100% clean electricity, found that only Virginia and Washington include specific efficiency targets.
U.S. Can Cut Emissions By Helping Transform Industrial Clusters
ACEEE's Director of Industrial Program discusses how clusters of industrial companies offer a powerful approach to developing and deploying low-carbon infrastructure.
ACEEE Announces 2021 Champions of Energy Efficiency In Industry
This year’s Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award winners include six influential experts from government and the private sector.
Energy Management Cost Effective In Industrial, Commercial Buildings
New report provides comprehensive snapshot of strategic energy management (SEM) — a systematic process to holistically manage energy use to improve efficiency.
Survey Shows Bipartisan Support For Stronger Energy-Saving Standards
As President Biden unveils new efforts to tackle the climate crisis, ACEEE’s Wendy Koch reviews a survey that shows broad bipartisan support for energy efficiency measures.
California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.
How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments
ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.