Managing a Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Programs to Deliver Anticipated Savings
Energy efficiency is a valuable resource for meeting a host of electric system needs. Increased investment in energy efficiency can lower energy bills, reduce demand for fossil fuels, enhance reliability, and help reduce air pollution including greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about planning and managing energy efficiency programs as a portfolio to deliver on planned targets.
Designing Effective Energy Efficiency Programs
Well-tested program designs exist that target efficiency in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The largest of these are funded by electric utility ratepayers. To connect to effective programs in your state or region, email EEaccountmanager@icfi.com. Be sure to indicate your interest area and the state(s) where you operate.
Leveraging ENERGY STAR Infrastructure
The ENERGY STAR Program makes is easy to advance more efficient products, homes, buildings and manufacturing plants by establishing performance specifications and verification requirements. The ENERGY STAR Program also makes is easy by providing unbiased information, objective measurement tools, and a framework for strategic energy management. More than 700 efficiency program sponsors throughout the nation leverage ENERGY STAR.
- ENERGY STAR products in 70 commercial and residential product categories are independently verified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality.
- New homes that earn the ENERGY STAR label undergo inspection, testing, and verification to meet strict program requirements.
- Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR perform better than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide, and use ENERGY STAR guidance and resources to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
- Industrial plants earn the ENERGY STAR by demonstrating top energy performance, and use ENERGY STAR guidance and resources to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
Assessing Energy Efficiency Potential in Your State
Even states and regions that have been implementing energy efficiency for years are finding significant remaining energy efficiency potential. Learn about how energy efficiency potential is evaluated and recent findings from studies that have been conducted throughout the nation.
There is a long history of evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) in the United States.
Learn about measurement approaches and protocols:
- U.S. DOE Uniform Methods Protocols as of 2013 (PDF, 107 KB)
- Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Search program evaluation reports and papers:
- California Measurement Advisory Council searchable database
- International Energy Program Evaluation Conference peer reviewed evaluation papers