Using a Technical Reference Manual in the Transportation Sector

July 8, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

As alternative fuel vehicles spread nationwide, the energy and transportation sectors have an increasing number of shared interests and an opportunity to learn from one another. One opportunity for knowledge transfer involves assessing the financial and environmental benefits of transportation measures, such as alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, in the same way that energy utilities characterize efficiency measures and inform program development—namely, through a tool called the Technical Reference Manual.

Inspired by this widely-used model, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) have developed a Transportation Technical Reference Manual (available at to characterize energy savings, environmental benefits, and financial costs of selected transportation efficiency measures and establish a framework for comprehensive and informed decision-making. This webinar, held on July 8, 2014, provided an overview of the Manual and explored strategies for state energy offices, utilities, Clean Cities Coalitions, and other stakeholders to customize, adopt, and implement it.

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Contact: Sandy Fazeli