EPRI to Host Series of Electrification Events in U.S. and Abroad
In 2017, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) launched a strategic R&D initiative, focused on “Efficient Electrification,” or the use of electric end-use technologies that provide a range of efficiencies and cost savings to the customer, the grid, and society...
Date Posted: 5/16/2019

New AGA Study Examines State and Local Residential Electrification Policies
Last month, the American Gas Association released a study (prepared by ICF) examining the potential impacts of state and local residential electrification policies on household energy costs, peak electric demand, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals.
Date Posted: 9/7/2018

EEI Releases Data on Smart Communities Powered by Smart Connections
The smart communities movement is taking hold rapidly – not only across the country, but around the globe. Driven by a broad and diverse group of local leaders, organizations, and individuals, smart communities benefit neighborhoods by making them safer, cleaner, and more energy efficient...
Date Posted: 8/21/2018

The Weidt Group Makes Energy Efficiency Tool Available as SaaS
On July 18, The Weidt Group released their new energy analysis tool, called Net Energy Optimizer (NEO®), which aims to help create more sustainable construction designs by reducing environmental impact of projects.
Date Posted: 7/24/2018

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member, Daikin
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, Daikin Industries, Ltd., a global company with a diverse portfolio of HVAC, chemical, air filtration, and oil hydraulics products. As the world's leading air conditioning and air filtration manufacturer, Daikin products are manufacturing plants in 90 countries worldwide and have sold in more than 150 countries.
Date Posted: 7/23/2018

CTC Global Tool Calculates Savings and Resilience Opportunities
CTC Global is offering a worksheet that calculates potential energy and emissions cutbacks. These calculations demonstrate that a 30% reduction in transmission and distribution (T&D) losses nationally would result in almost 59 million MWh of energy savings and almost 28 million metric tons of CO2 reduced.
Date Posted: 6/19/2018

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member, Deepwater Wind
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest Affiliate member, Deepwater Wind, America's leading offshore wind developer. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Deepwater Wind is planning offshore wind projects to serve multiple East Coast markets located 15 or more miles offshore, including New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Date Posted: 5/24/2018

NEEP to Host EM&V Meeting, Heating and Cooling Workshop, and 2018 Summit
The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) will be hosting a number of events over the coming months. The first, in May, will be an EM&V Meeting. The second, in June, will be a Heating and Cooling Workshop. And the third, in October, will be the 2018 NEEP Summit.
Date Posted: 4/24/2018

Schneider Electric Releases Report on Corporate Energy and Sustainability Programs
Schneider Electric, in partnership with GreenBiz Research, surveyed energy and sustainability professionals from almost 240 large corporations to understand how companies are preparing for a decarbonized, decentralized and digitized energy future.
Date Posted: 4/24/2018

EPRI to Host Electrification 2018 International Conference and Exposition
Hosted by EPRI, the Electrification 2018 International Conference and Exposition will be held on August 20-23, 2018 in Long Beach, California.
Date Posted: 3/20/2018

NASEO Welcomes its Newest Affiliate Member, LMCT

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

NASEO Welcomes its Newest Affiliate Member, CRES

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

Schneider Electric Releases White Paper: How do Microgrids Contribute to the Energy Transition?
This white paper, presented by Schneider Electric, outlines the role of microgrids as an emerging energy ecosystem that provides practical answers to the energy challenges of the 21st century.
Date Posted: 11/21/2017

Owens Corning Insulation Earns Coveted Certification
Owens Corning Insulation Products are first to be certified as made with 100% wind-powered electricity and reduced embodied carbon. Owens Corning announced three types of commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase.
Date Posted: 11/21/2017

EPRI Outlines R&D Plans for California's Largest Zero Net Energy Home Community
The largest zero net energy (ZNE) community of single-family homes in California will serve as a multi-year living laboratory when Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) researchers begin to monitor and analyze the benefits and impacts of smart and grid-connected homes.
Date Posted: 10/18/2017

PERC, Origin Release New Cost-Saving, Efficient Irrigation Engines
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with Origin Engines to develop new 5.7- and 6.2- liter engines, EPA-certified and optimized for industrial applications like irrigation and power generation.
Date Posted: 8/14/2017

ACCA and ENERGY STAR®, Promoting Quality Installation
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ENERGY STAR® are promoting quality installation through the nationally-recognized ACCA 5 QI Standard, which is based on minimum code requirements, manufacturer's instructions, and superior industry practices.
Date Posted: 8/14/2017

USGBC Study Finds "Green Premium” in Texas Home Market
A new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a NASEO Affiliate, finds that new homes in Texas built to meet green building standards are worth more in resale value than conventional homes.
Date Posted: 7/12/2017

PERC Names Perkins as Next President and CEO
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently selected industry veteran Thomas “Tucker” Perkins as its next president and chief executive officer, said PERC Chairman Thomas Van Buren, who also led the executive search team.
Date Posted: 5/26/2017

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member, the NC Sustainable Energy Association
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, the NC Sustainable Energy Association, an organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina's sustainable energy future.
Date Posted: 5/24/2017

Ameresco Helps Lead New Streetlights for Chicago Smart Lighting Project
To help jump-start energy storage and renewable resource projects to modernize the state energy grid, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering project managers the chance to receive funding from a fund worth $15.5 million.
Date Posted: 5/24/2017

Data from PERC Shows 2016 Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Outshine 2015 Figures
Propane autogas vehicle sales increased by almost 8 percent in 2016 compared with 2015 sales figures, according to data compiled by the Propane Education & Research Council.
Date Posted: 4/27/2017

NREL: Solar STAT Blog
The Solar STAT blog discusses state and local efforts to develop solar markets in the United States. With support from the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) authors weekly posts related to events, solar policy analysis, and technical assistance outcomes for the purpose of informing the market in a credible and timely fashion.
Date Posted: 4/27/2017

Research from PERC Shows More Than 700,000 Students in 47 States Ride a Propane Autogas Bus to School
At the start of 2017, more than 12,000 propane autogas school buses were in operation at public and private school districts across the United States, an annual increase of approximately 10 percent, according to figures from the Propane Education & Research Council.
Date Posted: 3/24/2017

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, the National Propane Gas Association, a national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry.
Date Posted: 2/28/2017

ACCA Applauds the NASEO Board of Directors for Passing a Resolution Promoting Quality Installations
ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, applauds the NASEO Board of Directors for passing a resolution that highlights the importance of quality HVAC installation practices.
Date Posted: 2/28/2017

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member, NREL
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research.
Date Posted: 1/19/2017

CTC Global's Conductor First to Receive Third Party Certification for Energy Efficiency and Emission Reductions
CTC Global recently announced that its ACCC® conductor became the first electric transmission conductor in history to earn a third party certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting from improved energy efficiency.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

GTI and Partners Selected for $80 Million Award to Operate 10 MW Power Plant
The Gas Technology Institute (GTI), together with partners Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and GE Global Research , has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for an $80 million award to design, build, and operate a 10 MWe (megawatts electrical) sCO2 pilot power plant.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

NEW HB&C Report on Clean Energy Finance Programs
Harcourt Brown & Carey recently released Clean Energy Finance Programs: Assessing Program Risk and Addressing the Holder Rule. The report summarizes risk exposure associated with clean energy finance programs and how best to evaluate and address them.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

IMT Releases Report on Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) recently released the report, Catalyzing Efficiency: Unlocking Energy Information and Value in Apartment Buildings, which explores how governments and energy efficiency implementers can help stakeholders better analyze and act upon building performance data to unlock energy savings.
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

ICC Partners with DOE on 2016 Compliance Guide for Energy Storage Systems
The International Code Council partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to release the 2016 Compliance Guide for Energy Storage Systems, making it easy for manufacturers, installers and operators of energy storage systems to understand and comply with current codes, standards, and regulations.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, The Florida Solar Energy Center.
Date Posted: 10/13/2016

EEI Awards the 2016 Edison Award to AEP's Energized Reconductor Project Using CTC Global Technologies
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a NASEO Affiliate Member, recently awarded its most prestigious honor, the Edison Award to AEP's Energized Reconductor Project in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The project used CTC Global's, a NASEO Affiliate Member as well, Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) line technology.
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

SSEB Releases 2016 Regional Energy Profiles
The Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) recently released its 2016 Regional Energy Profiles, a report that provides an overview of electricity generation and energy consumption within the SSEB region.
Date Posted: 7/28/2016

EPRI Releases White Papers on Power System Flexibility, Connectivity, and Resiliency
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a series of informative white papers showcasing technology and policy innovations in the electric power sector. These reports cover Electric Power System Flexibility: Challenges and Opportunities; Electric Power System Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities; and Electric Power System Resiliency: Challenges and Opportunities.
Date Posted: 6/29/2016

NEMA Honored for Commitment to Safety in the Built Environment
During the recent annual Building Safety Month reception at the International Code Council's (ICC) office in Washington, DC, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) was honored for its efforts to educate citizens on the importance of building safe, affordable and sustainable structures.
Date Posted: 6/29/2016

Willdan Awarded $40.6 Million Contract for Consolidated Edison Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program
Willdan Group, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a new two-and-a-half-year $40.6 million contract to implement Consolidated Edison's Multifamily Energy Efficiency program across the utility's New York City and Westchester County service area.
Date Posted: 6/29/2016

Center for Sustainable Energy Webinar - Exploring Market and Policy Solutions for Distributed Energy: An Interstate Discussion
Please join the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) on June 2, 2016, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET, for its webinar "Exploring Market and Policy Solutions for Distributed Energy: An Interstate Discussion."
Date Posted: 5/27/2016

At $1.4 Trillion, the Advanced Energy Industry is Twice as Big as Global Airline Industry
According to business group, Advanced Energy Economy, the total revenue for global advanced energy hit a record $1.4 trillion in revenue for 2015.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

LBNL Releases Report on Renewable Portfolio Standards
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently released the "U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2016 Annual Status Report," which reviews key trends in state renewables portfolio standards.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

The Weidt Group's David Eijadi and Tom McDougall to Retire in April
The Weidt Group recently announced that David Eijadi and Tom McDougall will retire from the firm in April. Throughout their tenure, The Weidt Group has grown to become one of the nation's foremost energy software and consulting firms.
Date Posted: 4/25/2016

VEIC Conducts Study Assessing the Potential for Grid-Interactive Vehicles
In 2015, VEIC conducted the New York State Grid-Interactive Vehicle Study, in partnership with Steven Letendre, PhD, Green Mountain College, for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The highlights of this study are now available.
Date Posted: 3/16/2016

Based on Research by Cadmus, DOE Releases New Green Bank Report at Paris Climate Talks
The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) recently announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had released a first-of-its kind report exploring mechanisms for encouraging private investment in clean energy, based on research and analysis conducted by a Cadmus-led team.
Date Posted: 3/16/2016

Berkeley Lab to Collaborate with Small Businesses to Commercialize Clean Energy Products
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will partner with four clean energy small businesses to accelerate buildings and vehicle technologies as part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched by DOE.
Date Posted: 3/16/2016

NASEO Welcomes Nest as Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to annouce its newest affiliate member, Nest.
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

PERC Sponsors Anniversary Celebration in Austin to Mark 'Texas Propane School Bus Week'
Sponsored by the Propane Council of Texas in conjunction with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), a celebration commemorating a decade of propane school buses was held recently at the Texas Education Agency in Austin to coincide with Texas Propane School Bus Week.
Date Posted: 12/18/2015

AGA Releases Report on Achieving GHG Reductions with Natural Gas in Homes and Businesses
The American Gas Association (AGA) recently released a report, "Dispatching Direct Use," which serves as a resource to advance direct use of natural gas in homes and businesses as an emissions reductions tool.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

PERC Propane Mower Incentive Program Returns for Limited Time, Government Agencies Eligible
The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) is bringing back its Propane Mower Incentive Program, in which landscape contractors and government agencies can apply to receive $1,000 toward the purchase of a new propane-powered mower and $500 toward a qualified conversion.
Date Posted: 11/19/2015

PERC Donates $30,000 to Schools Driving Propane Buses
School buses already make up the largest share of mass transportation in the U.S. and are the safest mode of transportation to and from school. This year, however, the yellow bus is getting an upgrade.
Date Posted: 10/22/2015

NASEO Welcomes WGL Energy as Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest Affiliate member, WGL Energy, a leader in efficient and environmentally-friendly energy solutions for customers across the United States, provided by WGL Energy Services and WGL Energy Systems.
Date Posted: 9/23/2015

CSE Establishes New Northeast Regional Office in Cambridge
The Center for Sustainable Energy recently announced the opening of its Northeast regional office in Cambridge, MA. CSE is broadening its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.
Date Posted: 9/23/2015

Alternative Fuel Turf Equipment Now Operating at 8 High-profile Golf Courses in Research Program with PERC
Propane-powered turf equipment is now maintaining the fairways, greens, and rough at eight U.S. golf courses originally selected in the fall of 2014 to participate in an inaugural research program with the Propane Education & Research Council.
Date Posted: 9/23/2015

SparkFund Scraps Paperwork in Project Financing
SparkFund has eliminated all the pain in equipment and project financing. Gone are the days of selecting a bank, filling out pages and pages of paperwork, getting statements audited, and finally - waiting for approval...
Date Posted: 9/23/2015

NASEO Welcomes Window and Door Manufacturers Association as Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to announce its newest affiliate member, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association.
Date Posted: 8/11/2015

ACEEE Releases Report on U.S. Energy Efficiency Progress and Opportunities
A new report, "Energy Efficiency in the United States: 35 Years and Counting," from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines U.S. energy efficiency progress over the past 35 years, and also looks at possible and recommended pathways for the next 35 years.
Date Posted: 7/15/2015

ACEEE Evaluates the Impact of Performance Incentives on State Energy Efficiency
A new report from an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) states that performance incentives are an important part of a comprehensive state policy strategy that includes energy efficiency savings targets and utility business model tools.
Date Posted: 6/17/2015

AEE and Navigant Research Prepare Analysis of the Advanced Energy Industry in Florida
Advanced energy is a booming industry in Florida, bringing in revenues of $6.2 billion in 2014, more than international agricultural exports from the Sunshine State ($4.2 billion). AEE commissioned Navigant Research to prepare a first-ever analysis of the advanced energy industry in Florida, including market size, key trends, and more.
Date Posted: 6/17/2015

Appraisal Institute Aids DOE on Home Energy Efficiency
The Appraisal Institute recently announced it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's new Better Buildings Accelerator, which will convene leaders to focus on key solutions to expanding energy efficiency in the residential sector.
Date Posted: 6/17/2015

Appraisal Institute Expands 'Green' Education Offerings
The Appraisal Institute recently announced it has extended its partnership with Build It Green, a California-based "green" building organization, enabling more valuation professionals to take relevant education courses.
Date Posted: 5/13/2015

Dow to Become One of the Largest Industrial Buyers of Renewable Energy
As a part of Dow's Energy Plan and its Sustainability Goals, The Dow Chemical Company's Energy business has signed a long-term agreement with a new wind farm to be completed in first quarter of 2016, and will span nearly 35,000 acres, supplying Dow's Freeport Texas Manufacturing facility with 200 MW of wind power annually.
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

SEOs Now Eligible for Complimentary SEPA Memberships
The Solar Electric Power Association, a nonprofit that provides data and insights in the rapidly changing landscape for utilities and solar, is now offering State Energy Offices complimentary memberships, which include access to reports, webinars, and much more.
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

NASEO is Pleased to Welcome its Newest Affiliate Member, Gas Technology Institute.
The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future. For more than 70 years, GTI has been providing economic value to the natural gas industry and energy markets by developing technology-based solutions for industry, government, and consumers.
Date Posted: 4/9/2015

Simple Energy Launches 'Marketplace' to Connect Utilities and Consumers with Energy Saving Household Rebates
Simple Energy, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that uses behavioral science, big data analytics, and digital marketing techniques to change how people think about energy, recently announced the launch of 'Marketplace,' an e-commerce platform that connects utilities and consumers by offering energy-saving household products and services with instant rebates at the point of sale.
Date Posted: 3/11/2015

American Gas Association Releases 2015 Playbook
Americans continue to save money and improve their environmental footprint while using natural gas, according to the recently released 2015 American Gas Association Playbook. The updated guide for natural gas information shows that natural gas customers saved an average of $693 per year from 2012-2013 while reducing their carbon dioxide emissions by half a million metric tons.
Date Posted: 3/11/2015

EPRI to Lead Clean Energy Incubator Network to Support Entrepreneurs
The Electric Power Research Institute recently convened a meeting in Washington, DC of the Clean Energy Incubator Network, a national organization created with $2.3 million in funding by EPRI, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support clean energy entrepreneurs and incubators around the country.
Date Posted: 3/11/2015

Schneider Electric Unveils Wiser Air; Makes Move into Thinking Thermostat Market
Schneider Electric recently entered into the thinking thermostat market, with the release of Wiser Air, a demand-response friendly device meant to increase interaction between utilities and its customers.
Date Posted: 2/11/2015

Bosch Equips Net Zero Community with Geothermal, Hot Water Solutions
Bosch has partnered with Taurus Investment Holdings, a Boston-based real estate development company, to equip a new 7,500 home master-planned net zero community outside Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, hot water systems, and Energy Star appliances.
Date Posted: 2/11/2015

Propane Autogas Introduces New Brand, Stakes Claim as a Leading Alternative Fuel
The Propane Education and Research Council recently debuted its first-ever logo and brand identity made specifically for propane autogas: PROPANE AUTOGAS Clean American Energy™.
Date Posted: 1/28/2015

AEE's Malcolm Woolf Says EPA Climate Rule to Converge with Utility Business Evolution in 2015
Advanced Energy Economy's senior vice president Malcolm Woolf, recently previewed crucial legislative and regulatory energy battles expected this year. Mr. Woolf also explained how the debate, and likely vote, on the Keystone XL pipeline could set the stage for subsequent energy measures.
Date Posted: 1/15/2015

EEI Announces Two Major Electric Vehicle Initiatives at the White House
During a recent White House event , U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Counselor to the President John Podesta, PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley, and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn announced two electric power industry initiatives to further commercialize electric transportation technologies...
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

VEIC Launches Commons Energy to Reduce Energy Costs for Multi-Family Housing and Public Buildings
The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) recently announced the launch of Commons Energy L3C, a new subsidiary to help underserved markets reduce their energy and water costs.
Date Posted: 12/10/2014

ACEEE to Host Select Members of SLEEC for Energy Efficiency Financing Discussion
In early December, ACEEE, in partnership with Energi Insurance Services, will host a second gathering of select members of the Small Lenders Energy Efficiency Community (SLEEC) in Washington, DC to discuss strategies for expanding activity in the market for energy efficiency financing.
Date Posted: 11/12/2014

NASEO Welcomes Energy Systems Group as Newest Affiliate Member
NASEO is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate member, Energy Systems Group (ESG), an energy services provider that specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions, which allow building owners to maximize their energy efficiency and operational performance.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

ACCA Announces Release of Commerce's Report on HVAC Equipment
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recently announced the availability of a new report, which confirms that HVAC equipment requires a quality installation (QI) in order to perform at rated efficiency. The research, undertaken by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), found that substantial equipment efficiency is lost due to design and installation deficiencies.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

CSE Offers New Online Tools for Clean Energy Projects in California
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is now offering new web-based tools listing California cities and counties that allow property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs as well as extensive information on other low-interest energy loan opportunities.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

Johnson Controls and World Resources Institute Launches New Building Efficiency Initiative
Johnson Controls Inc. and the World Resources Institute, a global research organization, recently announced the creation of the Building Efficiency Initiative to support and accelerate energy efficiency action in cities worldwide.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

Schneider Electric Goes Platinum and Silver in Superior Energy Performance
Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in DOE's Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and ISO 50001.
Date Posted: 10/16/2014

Propane Industry Urges Residential Customers to Plan for Winter Now
This fall, the Propane Education and Research Council and other propane organizations are taking proactive steps to ensure that residential propane heating customers and agribusiness operators, among others, fill up early and make arrangements with propane providers to keep their tanks full.
Date Posted: 9/17/2014

CSE Examines Energy Efficiency Actions of California Solar Homeowners
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) recently surveyed 2,350 solar homeowners in the San Diego Gas and Electric service territory to understand the various factors motivating their investment in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and to assess their perspectives on energy efficiency.
Date Posted: 9/17/2014

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Members
NASEO is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate members: the Center for Sustainable Energy; Eric Mower + Associates; and the Vinyl Building Council.
Date Posted: 8/12/2014

Southern States Energy Board Releases Southern States Regional Energy Profiles
The Southern States Energy Board recently released its Southern States Regional Energy Profiles, provide an overview of the changing patterns of energy consumption across the South as well as their impacts on energy independence, security, reliability, environmental landscape, and economic growth.
Date Posted: 8/12/2014

ACEEE Executive Director Testifies Before House Energy and Power Committee
ACEEE Executive Director, Steve Nadal, recently testified before the House Energy and Power Committee to discuss how states are increasingly taking action to help consumers and businesses reduce their energy use and costs and promote economic development through energy efficiency.
Date Posted: 8/12/2014

PERC and Blue Ridge Parkway Furthers Sustainability Efforts with Propane Initiatives
Through a donation by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service, has furthered its sustainability initiatives.
Date Posted: 8/5/2014

GE Survey Finds that Companies Want to Expand Fleets and Add Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
A recent study conducted by General Electric (GE) found that middle-market companies are looking to expand and tweak their aging vehicle fleets in light of the improving economic outlook and rising fuel costs.
Date Posted: 7/16/2014

Curt Rich Named President and CEO of NAIMA
Curt Rich has been named President and CEO of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), where he will be responsible for charting the strategic direction of the organization as it leverages the significant role of insulation in achieving energy efficiency.
Date Posted: 6/12/2014

The Appraisal Institute Publishes High-Performance Homes Overview
The Appraisal Institute recently released a comprehensive overview on high-performance homes, "Residential Green Valuation Tools," which explores six features that make a home green: proper siting, water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality, materials, and operations and maintenance.
Date Posted: 5/13/2014

LBNL Launches Building Energy Performance Project at FLEXLAB
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technologies Division recently launched a building energy performance research project at its new FLEXLAB Testing Facility in Berkley, California.
Date Posted: 5/13/2014

Bosch Home Appliances Leads the Charge Towards Net Zero Energy
Sustainability has been part of our company’s DNA since Robert Bosch founded it more than 125 years ago. Bosch home appliance’s commitment to the environment, from green manufacturing to efficient appliance performance, helps distinguish our brand as one that exceeds energy and water efficiency standards...
Date Posted: 4/9/2014

NASEO Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
NASEO is pleased to welcome its newest affiliate member, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science.
Date Posted: 4/9/2014

Siemens Receives $37 Million Energy Savings Contract from GSA
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently awarded a $37.2 million contract to increase energy efficiency at three buildings in the Great Lakes Region, under Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
Date Posted: 3/12/2014

ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard Gains 30 Percent Savings Over 2004
The most recently published ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings.
Date Posted: 3/11/2014

Minnesota Energy Efficiency Optimizer Program Launches
The Weidt Group recently announced the launch of the Minnesota Energy Efficiency Optimizer program, which evaluates energy-saving strategies in new construction and major renovation projects in greater Minnesota.
Date Posted: 3/11/2014

Siemens Announces Energy Efficiency Renovation Project
The Malden Housing Authority (MHA) and Siemens Building Technologies (Siemens) today announced the launch of a comprehensive $11.2 million energy-efficiency renovation project in MHA federally assisted public housing developments that will deliver significant savings to the authority while increasing the MHAs sustainability.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Schneider Electric Completes ESPCs with Mississippi School Districts
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced the completion of a $2.8 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the New Albany School District in New Albany, Miss. and a $935,000 ESPC with the Holly Springs School District in Holly Springs, Miss.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

NAIMA Highlights Insulation’s Role in Energy Efficiency
With changing building codes and increased homeowner focus on energy efficiency, insulation is moving from a behind-the-walls afterthought to a top-of-mind consideration for homebuilders and other residential building industry professionals. To ensure that builders, code officials, insulation contractors, architects and others have current and reliable resources for information about fiberglass and mineral wool insulation, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) developed the Insulation Institute, a website that serves as the central hub for building products professionals.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Appraisal Institute Publishes Green Building Appraisal Standards
When valuing green buildings, real estate appraisers’ analysis must be supported by market data on the subject property that helps explain why it stands out from its conventional peers, according to guidance issued by the Appraisal Institute and the Institute for Market Transformation. Seeking to assist owners who retrofit an existing building or build a new one with energy-efficient features, the two organizations issued “Green Building and Property Value A Primer For Building Owners and Developers.”
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

APGA Examines Policy Development and Direct-Use Natural Gas
Formed in 1961, APGA is a trade organization that represents America's publicly owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). There are approximately 1,000 public gas systems in 37 states and over 700 of these systems are APGA members. We advocate on behalf of our members helping them strengthen their systems by providing access to the latest industry trends on safety standards, competitiveness, regulations and other important issues that affect their system. APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

ACEEE Releases Report on Ratepayer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs
Determining the net savings impacts of a program is one of the most prominent and longstanding challenges in the utility energy efficiency field. ACEEE conducted a national review of state approaches to the net savings issue in order to help policymakers, regulators, utilities, and other interested parties better understand this issue and how their peers are addressing it. We surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reviewed recent industry literature, and conducted interviews with national energy efficiency program evaluation experts.
Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Johnson Controls VP of Global Energy and Sustainability Shares Thoughts On Energy Trends
Clay Nesler, VP of Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, recently shared his thoughts on energy efficiency trends and perspectives, including technology and market development and financing energy efficiency for 2014, which includes focusing on the continued momentum of PACE financing.
Date Posted: 1/7/2014

AHRI Releases Report on "Smart" Systems
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has recently completed a white paper which examines demand response, system controls, climate controls, and smart grid communication standards. In addition, it reviews other related industry standards and programs--and discusses the AHRI Ad Hoc Committee's interaction with related industry laboratories.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013

Cree’s New Streetlight Portfolio Cuts Energy Use in Half
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) is building on the industry's most versatile LED street light portfolio with the LEDway® High Output (HO) LED street light. With its higher lumen output, the new LEDway HO LED street light enables the LEDway Series to address large multi-lane freeways and expressway applications, easily replacing inefficient High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting up to 400W from a single platform.
Date Posted: 12/9/2013