This report disucsses the carbon emissions reduction potential in the U.S. chemicals and pulp & paper industries by applying CHP technologies

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This report discusses the energy consumption and intensity in the U.S. chemical industry.

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This paper describes the potential use of benchmarking for evaluating Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the cement industry.

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Global leaders within the data center industry developed a consistent set of global metrics for measuring energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. This protocol provides the agreed-on measurement protocols for PUE, Green Energy Coefficient (GEC), Energy Reuse Factor (ERF), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE). This document, dated October 2, 2012, also discusses agreements that have been reached to date.

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This report by the Institute for Market Transformation is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations. It provides an introduction to the multifamily housing sector, followed by a thorough review of existing benchmarking and disclosure policies and an assessment of continuing policy challenges and opportunities.

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This report by the Institute for Market Transformation shows how a new kind of energy policy is creating skilled, export-proof jobs in cities across the United States. Under this type of policy, called building energy rating and disclosure, owners of large buildings track exactly how much energy their properties use. Armed with this information, they can make changes that reduce their utility bills and those of their tenants—helping everyone’s bottom line. Within the report are profiles of business leaders who are adding jobs and expanding their client rosters.

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for pulp, paper, and paperboard mill plants. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the pulp and paper mill industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Pulp and Paper Mill EPI was developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPI, as well as instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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This report describes the work of EPA and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for facilities that develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products in the United States. Learn how EPA uses EPIs to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their energy use. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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This report is an outcome of a roundtable convened in late 2010 by the IMT and senior policy implementers from 10 states and cities,  national building energy efficiency experts, and leaders from the commercial real estate industry. The purpose was to discuss best practices for implementing commercial building benchmarking and disclosure policies. Many of these approaches have broad applicability both to current policy implementers and to those that may implement rating and disclosure policies in the future.

This study, by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, analyzes the potential of a national building energy rating and disclosure policy to create jobs and reduce energy-related expenditures in commercial and multifamily residential buildings.