Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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Carbon Reduction in Commercial New Construction

Every city climate action plan I have ever read references moving to zero energy buildings as well as  more stringent or zero energy building energy codes. These are great plan elements and certainly are “doable” things to include in a plan. That said, zero energy buildings are not all that easy to accomplish across the broader market, and they certainly won’t happen without a substantial supportive effort.

Behold the Butterfly Graph

You’ve probably seen the infamous “duck graph”, and then hopefully you’ve read “Teaching the Duck to Fly”. Well, now maybe we have the next example of zoomorphism in the energy world – the butterfly graph.

Schools as a Leading Market Opportunity for Decarbonization

Schools as a Leading Market Opportunity for Decarbonization

The commercial buildings market is very complex, with wildly divergent ownership, management control, and building characteristics. Buildings range from strip malls to office towers to convention centers to big box retail stores. Ownership could be local government, merchant builders (who build and then sell), local family businesses, international corporations, and fast food franchises. Each ownership category makes decisions...

Planning for Smarter HEMS and Public Buildings

Hot off the press, NEEP has just released a report entitled “The Smart Energy Home: Driving Residential Building Decarbonization”.  This report builds on NEEP’s multi-year effort in the smart energy homes space, and brings the role of controls more clearly into focus, outlining their importance for decarbonizing...

Building Decarb Central: An Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to read the very first issue of Building Decarb Central.

You may be wondering where the idea for this newsletter came from, or why we’ve decided to tackle the issue of building decarbonization, so let us shed some light.

Policy Tracker: Spotlight on Energy Storage

EM&V Related Policy Developments - Regional and NARUC

School is out and so is the legislature! The sun is shining bright and some states’ legislatures are winding down for the season. A noticeable trend that has developed this session is the passage of bills related to energy storage. Summer is a great time for energy storage because all of the captured energy can be used to help meet summer peak demand. Let’s take a closer look at this trend.

The Policy Tracker: May 2017

EM&V Related Policy Developments - Regional and NARUC

Public policy is in full swing this spring. Read on for a summary of the latest energy efficiency policies in the NEEP region.

The Policy Tracker: March 2017

EM&V Related Policy Developments - Regional and NARUC

March snow turns to April showers, which leads to May flowers, right? This March, snow may be slowing some of us down in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, but that is not the case for policy developments. Public utility commissions and state legislatures are in full swing with an ample amount of advances since the last policy tracker.

New York

The commission has been busy in New York. Take a look at these recently-...

The Policy Tracker: February 2017

EM&V Related Policy Developments - Regional and NARUC

It may have taken a few months of frigid weather, but the snow is finally flying here in the Northeast. At the same time, we’re seeing a flurry of bills from recently convened legislative sessions in the NEEP states, as well as some developments of interest on the regulatory front. Read on for a summary of the latest on energy efficiency policies in the NEEP region.