energy efficiency programs

Europe's Love Affair with the Investor Confidence Project Gets Serious

March 17, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Europe and Investment

The European Commission is supporting an initiative to increase private investment in energy efficiency, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP). ICP is accelerating the development of a global energy efficiency market by standardizing how projects are developed and energy savings are calculated.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Market Players Can Choose from Growing List of Trained Project Developers

February 11, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Efficiency Project Developer Credentials

The Investor Confidence Project, designed to unlock investment in energy efficiency, is making progress toward completing a credentialing system that would provide third-party validation of an energy efficiency project. The latest development is the Project Developer Credential.[read more]

Michigan's Energy Efficiency Program for Multifamily Affordable Housing

February 5, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

Michigan and Energy Efficiency

In Michigan, one energy efficiency project is celebrating its first six months of progress. The pilot program, facilitated by Michigan Energy Options (MEO) is designed to help owners of affordable multifamily housing make significant energy efficiency upgrades.[read more]

Four Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Programs Fail

July 22, 2014 by Nick Blandford

Efficiency Failures

So you’ve decided to take the initiative to achieve sustained energy savings at your organization. By addressing every source of electricity consumption your goal can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time. But for every goal, there’s a wrong and right way to reach it.[read more]

Third-Party Financing Was Solar's Catalyst. Can Energy Efficiency Find the Same Model?

July 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Energy Efficiency and Third-Party Investment

Energy efficiency professionals are increasingly looking to the success of third-party financing in the solar industry as a model for attracting large investors. Is it working? If a new survey of hundreds of project developers is any indication, the efficiency industry still hasn't found financing momentum.[read more]

California Efficiency Programs: A Lot to Be Thankful For, but Room for Improvement

January 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

California Efficiency Programs

California has a host of amazing clean energy opportunities that save us money and energy, improve the environment, support a growing workforce, and enable the Golden State to be at the vanguard of clean tech. But even a state like ours has things to learn.[read more]