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Strong Partnerships for Multi-family Energy Efficiency

The world of multifamily efficiency is reaching a turning point in its evolution. The multi-family sector promises substantial potential energy savings that have not yet been adequately addressed due, in part, to a number of market barriers impeding...

Posted February 20, 2013    

Northeast Region Innovating to Accelerate Energy Efficiency in 2013

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are seeing unprecedented savings in electricity and natural gas use, thanks to a combined commitment to invest over $2.5 billion dollars in energy efficiency through 2013, according to NEEP’s second annual...

Posted January 23, 2013    

The Future of LED Innovation: An interview with the DOE’s Jim Brodrick

Dr. James Brodrick, manager of the Department of Energy Solid State Lighting programAs the DesignLights ™ Consortium (DLC) gears up for the 2012 Stakeholder Meeting October 28-31 in Atlanta, GA, we had a chance to sit down with the meeting keynote...

Posted October 21, 2012    

Energy Efficiency Goes Social in the Northeast

Energy efficiency programs are gaining increasing traction using social media, especially to promote residential retail products.  Alison Emerson, Digital Content & Social Media Producer of Efficiency Vermont’s highly successful social...

Posted August 14, 2012    

States Urge DOE to Wring More Savings from Battery Chargers

With the growth of home entertainment systems, home computer systems and battery-powered devices, the number of consumer electronic products we own has mushroomed in a matter of just a few years. Consumer electronics now represent the fastest...

Posted June 26, 2012    

How Smartphones Can Help You Make the Right Energy Choices

 In a recent blog post, Penni McLean-Conner of NSTAR, highlighted the tremendous innovation spurred on by the new EISA standards enacted on January 1. The standards have truly brought about the biggest evolution in the lighting industry since...

Posted January 31, 2012    

MA Governor Patrick: The Green Communities Act is Working

Recently, Massachusetts’s landmark energy efficiency law, the Green Communities Act of 2008, has come under criticism for raising energy costs and harming state businesses at the expense of its utility companies. Governor Deval Patrick, though...

Posted January 24, 2012    

Energy Efficiency: Jobs Creator

The national news has been focused lately on some high profile renewable energy failures. But they’ve been missing out on the bigger picture: clean energy jobs, powered by energy efficiency, are growing and here to stay. A recent report from Mark...

Posted October 18, 2011    

Check Out Our Energy Efficiency Policy Tracker!

Our most recent Policy Tracker is available now, with updates on important energy efficiency policy and building energy code developments from across the Northeast, including: State Energy Efficiency Plans: EmPOWER Maryland 2012-2014...

Posted October 4, 2011    

Energy Guides for Buildings? It’s Coming!

First adopted over a decade ago in Australia and Denmark, mandatory building energy rating policies are now in place in over 30 countries worldwide. Fundamentally, rating and disclosure is pretty straightforward – we see the concept applied every...

Posted August 19, 2011    

DOE Energy Codes 2011 Conference Focus on Advocacy

As reported by NEEP's Director of Public Policy, Jim O'ReillyHello from Salt Lake City, where the U.S. Department of Energy is hosting its annual energy codes conference. This year’s event has a decidedly different feel to it, as codes move from...

Posted July 26, 2011    

Technical Assistance to ARRA Funding Grantees – Get it While it’s Here

Where does the time go? It’s already been two years since the Department of Energy (DOE) established the Technical Assistance Network (TAN) to help grantees build strong energy efficiency programs under the requirements of the Energy Efficiency and...

Posted June 29, 2011