Library: Alliance to Save Energy

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Scaling-Up Energy Efficiency Programs: The Measurement Challenge

Date Published: January 1, 2010     Document Type: Report

This paper discuss the issues and challenges facing EM&V for energy efficiency programs and argues that engagement of varied stakeholders in EM&V design and review can improve the transparency and credibility of energy efficiency programs. The report reinforces that while increasing evaluation precision is an important objective, reducing systematic bias ultimately is more important to the credibility and reliability of evaluation results.

Review of GHG Policies, Programs, Initiatives, and Energy Efficiency Opportunities for U.S. Industry

Date Published: January 1, 2009     Document Type: Report

This report examines energy efficiency programs, initiatives, and policies regarding GHGs. The study offers numerous recommendations and maintains that a strong, unified national policy in the U.S. is necessary to realize significant GHG emissions reduction by all sectors, including industry.

Promoting Energy-Efficient Buildings in the Industrial Sector

Date Published: January 1, 2009     Document Type: Report

This report investigates varying energy performance in buildings within the major subsectors of the manufacturing sector. The study illustrates that energy efficient HVAC and lighting technologies and improved energy management practices for industrial buildings are not widely adopted in the industrial sector.

Energy Savings Credits: Are Potential Benefits Being Realized?

Date Published: January 1, 2010     Document Type: Report

This report examines issues associated with ESCs, including potential benefits of trading, current experience, and impediments. The authors conclude that ESC trading can offer significant potential benefits including reducing the cost of energy efficiency (EE) deployment, increasing resources available for EE investment and targeting of EE investment where it provides greatest value. It is also concluded that the stringency of EERS or other requirements is critical to the value of ESCs and trading.

Federal Support for Energy Efficiency in U.S. Industry: Collaboratively Addressing Energy Management in Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMMs)

Date Published: January 1, 2010     Document Type: Report

This paper explores successful industrial energy efficiency programs established by various federal agencies, as well as emerging collaborative initiatives designed to enhance energy efficiency across U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). Authors investigate which of these programs have experienced traction and success among SMMs, as well as the best methods to engage SMMs at the local level. Additionally, this paper identifies existing barriers hindering energy efficiency within SMMs and discusses interagency opportunities to expand the reach and efficacy of federal energy-efficiency resources.

Armenia: Building Energy Efficiency Market Assessment

Date Published: January 1, 2007     Document Type: Market Research Report, Report

The study aims to provide a holistic assessment of the energy efficiency market in Armenia’s buildings sector – largely comprised of residential buildings – the second fastest growing energy consumer. The assessment is targeted at existing building managers and owners, as well as designers and constructors of new buildings., and talks about the efficiency of different types of technology.

Compendium of Best Practices: Sharing Local and State Successes in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from the United States

Date Published: April 1, 2010     Document Type: Report

The report describes more than 20 practices leading state and local-level best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States and includes examples of their effective implementation in states or cities.