ACEEE CHP Rankings

CA, MA, and NY Continue to Shine in ACEEE CHP Rankings

Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The 2017 ACEEE Scorecard was released in September, highlighting more state-led energy efficiency progress. The 11th edition of the scorecard continued to measure states’ energy efficiency success by the following metrics: utility and public benefits programs and policies, transportation policies, building energy code and compliance, combined heat and power (CHP) […]

California

California Creates a Plan to Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

California Establishes a Path to an Energy Efficient Future nrdc.org, November 27, 2017 California recently established an ambitious blueprint for how the state will meet its target of doubling statewide energy efficiency savings by 2030, which would be equivalent to avoiding the annual electricity use of 12 million households and the natural gas consumption of more than […]

customer-sited CHP

Customer-Sited CHP as a Utility Resource

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Combined heat and power (CHP) offers key benefits to customers who install these systems: reduced energy bills, enhanced facility resiliency, and system-wide environmental improvement from greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Utilities can also make use of this distributed-energy technology to enhance the grid. CHP and other distributed energy resources can be […]

Stretch Codes

Stretch Codes Could Potentially Expedite the Advancement of Green Buildings

Could stretch codes supercharge the green building marketplace? GreenBiz, November 10, 2017 This week, thousands of building industry professionals converged at Greenbuild 2017 to share their excitement and progress toward advancing green buildings. But while the number of green buildings has grown dramatically over the last decade, the pace of construction still falls far short of what […]

M&V Data 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts and Boston Take Top Spots in 2017 ACEEE State and City Scorecards

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits It’s a tie no more, as Massachusetts has edged California to claim the sole number-one position atop the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The council determines the rankings by evaluating states’ energy efficiency programs, policies, and practices across six categories. As an ongoing effort, […]

school districts

Lawmakers Seek to Ban Programs That Allow School Districts to Exceed Revenue Limits

More School Districts Using Energy Efficiency Program To Exceed Revenue Limits Wisconsin Public Radio, August 28, 2017 A growing number of school districts are voting to exceed revenue limits for energy efficiency projects, while state lawmakers seek a ban on the program that lets them do it. The Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiencies program lets […]