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The Barriers that Remain for Zero Energy Buildings

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain Written by Christopher Perry, aceee.org, October 24, 2018 Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast, there’s considerable […]

Massachusetts Earns Top Marks in Energy Efficiency from ACEEE

ACEEE Ranks Massachusetts Top State for Energy Efficiency Written by Alyssa Danigelis, energymanagertoday.com, October 8, 2018 (Image: The 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard results. Credit: ACEEE) For the eighth year in a row, Massachusetts ranked number one in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s state scorecard for energy efficiency. The 12th annual 2018 […]

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ACEEE Explores How Fuel Economy is Driving the Automotive Market

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority Written by Reuven Sussman, aceee.org, June 12, 2018 The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles. However a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one […]

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What’s Missing When We Value CHP?

Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, May 2, 2018 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can be a more efficient way to generate electricity. For facilities implementing CHP, the value proposition typically centers on utility bill reduction. Using natural gas to generate electricity on-site can be cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, especially when […]

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ACEEE Report Explores Energy Efficiency’s Role in Distributed Energy

Grid Modernization, Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Energy Resources Written by Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits, March 14, 2018 It is becoming increasingly vital that utilities take into account energy efficiency and distributed energy resources in system planning. States differ widely on regulations surrounding utility infrastructure, and ACEEE recently released a report surveying utilities across the […]

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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) […]