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Commercial Kitchens Ice Machines Qualifying Product List

Date Published: October 20, 2021     Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Ice Machines, Kitchens - Commercial

In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE produces quarterly Qualifying Product Lists to support program administrators in identifying models that perform at or above the levels defined by the CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Commercial Ice Machines. For information on the data sources used to compile this list, please reference the Welcome tab in the most recent file. You can find the most recent Qualifying Product List posted on this page in reverse chronological order – newest at the top.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Note on 2018 Federal Minimums

New US federal minimum energy conservation standards (federal minimums) for automatic commercial ice makers took effect January 28, 2018 and are equivalent to current CEE Tier 1 requirements. In the case of self-contained, commercial ice machines, the new federal minimum standards are more stringent than CEE Tier 2 requirements. On January 28, 2018, updated requirements for ENERGY STAR® Automatic Commercial Ice Machines also took effect. CEE is in the process of considering opportunities to revise the CEE Commercial Kitchens Initiative and the CEE Commercial Ice Machine Specification to ensure continued market relevance and role of the Initiative. Revised CEE tiers are currently being investigated for equipment types and performance levels not directly addressed by DOE or EPA, such as advanced performance tiers, water-cooled equipment (closed loop system or a system with a remote evaporative condenser), and connected equipment. A draft revision to the CEE Commercial Ice Machine Specification with a Tier 1 and advanced tier along with consideration of connected requirements is expected in 2021.

Commercial Kitchen Hot Food Holding Cabinets Qualifying Product List

Date Published: October 14, 2021     Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Hot Food Holding Cabinets, Kitchens - Commercial

In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE produces quarterly Qualifying Product Lists to support program administrators in identifying models that perform at or above the levels defined by the CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets. For information on the data sources used to compile this list, please reference the Welcome tab in the most recent file. You can find the most recent Qualifying Product List posted on this page in reverse chronological order – newest at the top.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Commercial Kitchen Steam Cookers Qualifying Product List

Date Published: October 14, 2021     Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Kitchens - Commercial, Steamers

In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE produces quarterly Qualifying Product Lists to support program administrators in identifying models that perform at or above the levels defined by the CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Commercial Steam Cookers. For information on the data sources used to compile this list, please reference the Welcome tab in the most recent file. You can find the most recent Qualifying Product List posted on this page in reverse chronological order – newest at the top.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Commercial Lighting Qualifying Product Lists

Date Published: October 1, 2021     Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial

The CEE Commercial Lighting Initiative seeks to enhance energy savings by improving the ability of the marketplace to deliver more energy efficient products and practices. Subsequent to the 2015 Initiative revision, CEE now promotes common definitions for energy efficiency in T8 replacement lamps in the form of a CEE performance specification. To support the Initiative, CEE maintains a list of qualifying products that meet the requirements of this specification. 

If you believe there is a product which meets our specifications but is not on our lists, please fill out the submission form to submit a product for review and, if it meets our specifications, listing.

If you have questions regarding the lists or specifications, please review the FAQ or contact CEE.

This CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative can be found here.

The T8 Replacement Lamp Performance Specification can be found here. 

Background & History: CEE launched an initiative for high performance commercial lighting systems in November of 2004, and updated it in 2007 to include reduced wattage T8 systems. This Initiative was updated in 2015 and the specification revised to include only T8 replacement lamps. Enhancments to this Initiative were approved in 2018 including revising the specification to introduce distinct performance tiers for fluorescent T8s and Tubular LED Replacement lamps (TLEDs) in recognition of continued growth and evolution of TLEDs and the structure of member programs. The 2018 Specification also introduces a maximum wattage requirement for T8s, reflecting the diminishing cost-effectiveness and program support for 32W T8s. For more information please see the CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification. Qualifying product lists on this page posted before March 2015 are archived lists of lamps and ballasts and reference the previous specifications. 

CEE Program Design Guidance Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

Date Published: August 30, 2021     Document Type: Program Guide
Fuel Type:Electric, Gas Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Gas, Kitchens - Commercial, Pre-Rinse Spray Valves, Gas

This document provides guidance to CEE member energy efficiency program administrators to streamline the development of voluntary energy efficiency programs for pre-rinse spray valves. This document is part of the CEE Commercial Kitchens Initiative. It includes consensus-based guidance to CEE member energy efficiency program administrators on topics relevant to program design and development including the following: equipment description, product use and lifetimes, specifications and test methods, product availability, price differential, energy savings, program design tips, and references to additional resources. This document was created by CEE staff based on research and analysis conducted by the CEE Commercial Kitchens Committee during the life of the CEE Pre-Rinse Spray Valves Specification, which was retired on February 15, 2021. This document does not provide program design recommendations or CEE policy positions.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Commercial Kitchens Initiative Description

Date Published: August 30, 2021     Document Type: CEE Initiative
Fuel Type:Electric, Gas Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Gas, Kitchens - Commercial, Gas

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Note on 2018 Federal Minimums

New US federal minimum energy conservation standards (federal minimums) for automatic commercial ice makers will take effect January 28, 2018 and are equivalent to current CEE Tier 1 requirements. In the case of self-contained, commercial ice machines, the new federal minimum standards are more stringent than CEE Tier 2 requirements. On January 28, 2018, updated requirements for ENERGY STAR® Automatic Commercial Ice Machines are also scheduled to take effect. CEE is in the process of considering opportunities to revise the CEE Commercial Kitchens Initiative and the CEE Commercial Ice Machine Specification to ensure continued market relevance and role of the Initiative. Revised CEE tiers are currently being investigated for equipment types and performance levels not directly addressed by DOE or EPA, such as advanced performance tiers, water-cooled equipment (closed loop system or a system with a remote evaporative condenser), and connected equipment. A revised CEE Commercial Ice Machine Specification with an updated Tier 1, new Advanced Tier, and considerations for system connectivity is expected in 2021. 

2019 Overview of Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Programs

Date Published: July 7, 2021     Document Type: Program Summary
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, HVAC - Commercial

In support of the CEE High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Initiative ("CEE Initiative"), the 2019 CEE Overview of Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Programs in the United States and Canada ("Overview") characterizes CEE member voluntary efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy consumption from commercial air conditioning and heat pump systems that were active in in 2019. The focus of this document is prescriptive incentives for air conditioning and heat pump equipment, system accessories, and maintenance. The Overview provides CEE staff analysis of the data collected, identifying CEE member program administrators participating in the CEE Initiative, and highlighting member program content, direction, and trends that can help inform future CEE Initiative direction.

The Overview provides data on 110 member programs including 53 CEE member initiative participants with a variety of fuel types, including electric only (51 percent) and combined or fuel-neutral (39 percent), and natural gas only (10 percent) that offer some type of commercial air-conditioning or heat pump measure(s), representing 33 US states and one Canadian province; 52 of the 53 participants are US members serving a total of more than 5.1 million commercial customers (38 percent of all commercial electric customers in the US). CEE member initiative participants also represent a variety of organizational types, including investor owned utilities (IOUs) (71 percent), municipal utilities and co-ops (12 percent), state government organizations (3 percent), federal entities (12 percent), and nonprofit organizations (2 percent).

The Summary tab includes information on CEE member program administrators' 2019 commercial air conditioning and heat pump incentive offerings, and may not be inclusive of all CEE member incentive offerings for commercial air conditioning and heat pump equipment and system components. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

CEE Industrial Motors Progam Summary Overview

Date Published: April 29, 2021     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial, Drives, General Purpose Motors (1-200 HP), Industrial, Motor Driven Systems, Motors, Motors & Motor Systems

This memo summarizes CEE member programs active, based on the latest CEE Motors Program Summary, that aimed to support more efficient motors and motor systems by continuing to explore new motor technology and opportunities for savings within motor end uses. This overview highlights key insights from the CEE 2019 Industrial Motors Program Summary, which is available to CEE Members. CEE Industrial Motors and Motor Systems work seeks to move commercial and industrial markets for motors and motor-driven systems toward higher levels of energy performance by creating a forum for members and industry to discuss high performance and enabling more programs to offer support for high-performance motor driven equipment and related practices. This memo focuses on program activity related to motors exploration. The CEE Motor Exploration Committee seeks to move the market toward adopting high-performing motors that exceed the current bi-national baseline. Since each CEE member uses different program development processes and schedules, this document aims to provide the best available snapshot and does not attempt to describe how programs have evolved to date or how they are likely to change in the future.

CEE Compressed Air Program Summary Overview

Date Published: April 29, 2021     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial, Compressed Air Systems and Fans, Industrial, Motor Driven Systems, Motors & Motor Systems

This memo summarizes CEE member programs active in the last year(s) that aimed to support the CEE Compressed Air Initiative, which seeks to improve compressed air system performance through defining consistent, holistic audits that meet a minimum level according to the specification. The Compressed Air Committee is working to finalize revisions to the Initiative. Since each CEE member uses different program development processes and schedules, this document aims to provide the best available snapshot and does not attempt to describe how programs have evolved to date or how they are likely to change in the future. This overview summarizes the 2019 CEE Compressed Air Program Summary data, which is available to CEE members.

CEE Pump Program Summary Overview

Date Published: April 28, 2021     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric, Gas Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

The CEE Pump Systems Initiative (Initiative) defined a performance level for clean water pumps that represents significant performance improvement over a defined baseline and outlined information critical for programs to support the broader objective. Members continue to assess, develop, and update measures to support wire to water pump efficiency and overcome challenges with historic bare pump measures. CEE publishes pump program summaries for members and provides a program summary overview that discusses the relevant trends and objectives for public use.

CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Pre-Rinse Spray Valves (Retired in 2021)

Date Published: March 9, 2021     Document Type: Specifications & Standards
Fuel Type:Electric, Gas Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Kitchens - Commercial, Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

This specification was retired in March 2021. This information will remain on this page until March 9, 2022 to allow past programs making use of this specification or QPL to process outstanding incentives. In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE publishes specifications for pre-rinse spray valves. The specification includes efficiency requirements for qualifying products, definitions, how to qualify products, test methods, and future specification revisions.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Commercial Kitchen Pre-Rinse Spray Valves Qualifying Products List (Retired in 2021)

Date Published: March 9, 2021     Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Kitchens - Commercial, Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

This specification was retired in March 2021. This information will remain on this page until March 9, 2022 to allow past programs making use of the specification or QPLto process outstanding incentives. In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE produces quarterly Qualifying Product Lists to support program administrators in identifying models that perform at or above the levels defined by the CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Commercial Pre-rinse Spray Valves. For information on the data sources used to compile this list, please reference the Welcome tab in the most recent file. You can find the most recent Qualifying Product List posted on this page in reverse chronological order – newest at the top.

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Draft 2 CEE Commercial Ice Machines Specification Industry Comment Opportunity

Date Published: May 19, 2020    
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Ice Machines, Kitchens - Commercial

The CEESM Commercial Kitchens Initiative aims to define highly efficient cooking, refrigeration, and sanitation equipment across the United States and Canadian markets based on voluntary equipment performance specifications determined by CEE member consensus and industry input. CEE is seeking feedback from commercial kitchens industry partners on proposed revisions to the CEESM Commercial Kitchens Initiative related to the CEE specifications and initiative strategies for automatic commercial ice makers (ACIM).

The attached letter provides the Commercial Kitchens Committee’s responses to the comments submitted on draft 1 and the updated draft 2 of the Commercial Ice Machines Specification. CEE appreciates ACIM industry partners consideration and comments on the CEE Commercial Kitchens Initiative and Commercial Ice Machine Specification revision, and respectfully requests comments on the proposal by July 31, 2020.* The Committee anticipates recommending the attached draft specification to the CEE Board of Directors in October 2020 with a recommended effective date of January 1, 2021.

Please contact Senior Program Manager, Bjorn Jensen at bjensen@cee1.org or 617-337-9280 with questions or comments.  

*The attached letter states that the comment deadline is July 3, 2020. July 3 was the original deadline and has been extended to July 31 as noted above.

CEE Pre-Rinse Spary Valave Proposal Industry Comment Opportunity

Date Published: May 19, 2020    
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Kitchens - Commercial, Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

The CEESM Commercial Kitchens Initiative aims to define highly efficient cooking, refrigeration, and sanitation equipment across the United States and Canadian markets based on voluntary equipment performance specifications determined by CEE member consensus and industry input. CEE is seeking feedback from commercial food service industry partners on proposed revisions to the CEESM Commercial Kitchens Initiative specification and strategy for pre-rinse spray valves (PRSVs).

The CEE Commercial Kitchens Committee is proposing sunsetting the CEE Commercial Pre-Rinse Spray Valve Specification, thereby discontinuing maintenance of the specification and qualified products list, and revising the Initiative to recommend that program administrators consider using PRSVs as an entry point to engage customers in energy efficiency. CEE respectfully requests industry partner comments on the proposal by July 31, 2020.* Following the completion of the industry review period, the Committee will consider the full slate of industry comments and determine whether to seek approval from the CEE Board of Directors to revise the Initiative strategy for PRSV and sunset the CEE PRSV specification in October 2020, or modify the proposal and seek additional industry input. If the specification were sunset, CEE would continue to host the specification and past qualified product lists on its public website for one year following public announcement of the Board’s decision to sunset.

Please contact Senior Program Manager, Bjorn Jensen at bjensen@cee1.org or 617-337-9280 with questions or comments.

 

*The attached letter states comment deadline as July 3. This was the original deadline and has been extended as noted above.

CEE Commercial and Industrial Pump Systems Initiative

Date Published: January 21, 2020     Document Type: CEE Initiative
Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Board has approved the new CEE Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Pump Systems Initiative (Initiative) on January 21, 2020. Pump Systems have the potential for 339 Terawatt-hours of savings over the next 30 years in the United States (U.S.). CEE is positioned to support members and work with industry toward increasing the availability of highly efficient pump systems by:

  • Defining high energy performance pumps,
  • Defining and tracking the market to support communication and education,
  • Setting a framework for considering system and integrated demand side management principles.

For more information check the Pumps Committee Page on the forum or reach out to Chris Sullivan-Trainor.

2018 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Program Summary

Date Published: October 23, 2019     Document Type: Program Summary
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, HVAC - Commercial

In support of the CEE High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Initiative ("CEE Initiative"), the 2018 CEE Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Program ("Program Summary") characterize CEE member voluntary efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy consumption from commercial air conditioning and heat pump systems in 2018. These programs can address a wide variety of individual measures as well as measures aimed at improving system efficiency and performance. The focus of this document is prescriptive incentives for air conditioning and heat pump equipment, system accessories, and maintenance. Highlighting data that adds visibility to member program content, direction and trends can help inform future CEE Initiative direction.

The Program Overview tab provides CEE staff analysis of data collected in the Program Summary, identifying CEE member program administrators participating in the CEE Initiative, and highlighting member program content, direction, and trends that can help inform future CEE Initiative direction. The Program Summary is includes information on CEE member program administrators' commercial air conditioning and heat pump incentive offerings, and may not be inclusive of all CEE member incentive offerings for commercial air conditioning and heat pump equipment and system components. The program offerings described here are prescriptive except where noted otherwise. Many CEE members offer custom path programs through which additional incentives may be available for these and other types of commercial HVAC equipment. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

2018 CEE Commercial Lighting Program Summary

Date Published: October 17, 2019     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial

In support of the CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative, the 2018 CEE Commercial Lighting Program Summary ('Program Summary') provides a shapshot of voluntary efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy consumption in commercial lighting systems that were active during 2018. These programs can address a wide variety of individual measures as well as measures aimed at improving system efficiency and performance. The Program Summary includes 74 CEE Members, with a variety of fuel types, including electric only (49%) and combined or fuel-neutral (45%), that offer some type of commercial lighting measure(s), representing 36 US states (including the District of Columbia) and 4 Canadian provinces. Collectively, these members serve approximately 8,601,717 electric commercial and industrial customers.

This Program Summary is intended for the following purposes:

  1. To facilitate information exchange among CEE members.
  2. To serve as a resource for industry or other stakeholders seeking summary information about commercial lighting programs offered by CEE members.
  3. To support CEE and the CEE Commercial Lighting Committee in identifying program trends and initiative opportunities.

The information in this program summary was collected primarily through publicly available information on CEE member websites from 2018, though some supplemental information not available through member websites may have been collected from CEE members directly. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

 

CEE 2018 Data Centers and Business IT Program Summary

Date Published: October 11, 2019     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Data Centers & Servers

CEE compiled this program summary in support of the CEE Data Centers and Servers Initiative. Highlighting data that adds visibility to member program content, direction and trends can help inform future CEE Initiative direction. This program summary focuses on program offerings targeted to data centers and business IT environments, and is not inclusive of all CEE member incentive offerings for which such customers may be eligible. Data center customers are typically eligible for program offerings for efficient commercial lighting and HVAC equipment and standard custom offerings. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

Information on the 29 CEE member programs represented in this document was compiled from data collected from CEE member websites in the fall and winter of 2018. Due to the fact that each CEE member uses different program development processes and schedules, this document aims to provide the best available snapshot of programs as of the date of its publication, and does not attempt to describe how they have evolved to date or how they are likely to change in the future.

Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative

Date Published: August 30, 2018     Document Type: CEE Initiative
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial

The goal of the Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative is to enhance energy savings by improving the effectiveness of the marketplace in delivering energy efficient lighting products and practices. Savings to programs are as follows:

  • Provide clear and credible definitions in the marketplace for energy efficient replacement lamps
  • Provide consensus guidance for additional lighting systems and program approaches that support energy savings beyond one-for-one replacements and prescriptive program approaches
  • Streamline the identification and installation of lighting products and the implementation of practices that adhere to the parameters of these systems and program approaches

The Initiative document outlines the initiative goals, approach and strategies. It also provides a market and technology overview, barriers and opportunities, efficiency specifications, and initiative participation requirements.

Initiative participation is an opportunity for individual organizations to amplify the impact of their local efficiency program. By giving voice to this Initiative, individual organizations are counted as part of a collective, harmonized effort to advance efficiency. Through program summaries and other corporate communications, CEE champions collective Initiative participation to original equipment manufacturers and distribution chain actors, thereby encouraging their ongoing investment in and supply of energy efficient products to local markets throughout the US and Canada. While one program may represent a small fraction of the binational market, collective participation through CEE sends a powerful signal to the national supply chain that energy efficient products are valued and supported across the United States and Canada.

As with all CEE initiatives, participation in the Commercial Lighting Systems is voluntary, however there are minimum requirements for becoming an Initiative participant:

  1. Supporting the vision and goals of the Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative
  2. Incorporating at least one of the Initiative specifications in a regional or local educational or incentive program
  3. Communicating the scope, duration, and key aspects of the respective regional or local programs to CEE staff when requested
  4. Allowing the use of the organization’s name and program information for the purpose of achieving the Initiative’s goals.

With this Initiative revision, the CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification was also revised and took effect on August 30, 2018. Click here for the current version of the CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification, which supports the replacement lamp component of this Initiative.

CEE Commercial Greenhouse Market Characterization and Technology Background

Date Published: March 29, 2018     Document Type: Market Research Report, Program Guide, Report
Fuel Type:Electric, Gas Sectors: Agriculture, Commercial & Industrial, Gas Program Planning, Gas

The CEE Commercial Greenhouse Market Characterization and Technology Background gives a description of the greenhouse market, from manufacturers to distribution channels to common barriers to uptake, and provides a comprehensive overview of its efficiency opportunities and their savings estimates. CEE members can use the Market Characterization to help develop new program offerings, identify critical players in program delivery, or devise strategies to overcome common market barriers. Furthermore, growers and industry partners can use the Market Characterization to identify opportunities to improve greenhouse performance while significantly reducing costs through collaboration with local efficiency programs. 

2017 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Program Summary

Date Published: March 19, 2018     Document Type: Program Summary
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, HVAC - Commercial

In support of the CEE High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Initiative ("CEE Initiative"), the 2017 CEE Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Program ("Program Summary") and Overview of Commercial Air Conditioning and Hat Pumps Programs in 2017 ("Program Overview") characterize currently active voluntary efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy consumption from commercial air conditioning and heat pump systems. These programs can address a wide variety of individual measures as well as measures aimed at improving system efficiency and performance. The focus of this document is prescriptive incentives for air conditioning and heat pump equipment, system accessories, and maintenance. Highlighting data that adds visibility to member program content, direction and trends can help inform future CEE Initiative direction.

The Program Overview provides CEE staff analysis of data collected in the Program Summary, identifying CEE member program administrators participating in the CEE Initiative, and highlighting member program content, direction, and trends that can help inform future CEE Initiative direction. The Program Summary is an Excel database that includes information on CEE member program administrators' commercial air conditioning and heat pump incentive offerings, and may not be inclusive of all CEE member incentive offerings for commercial air conditioning and heat pump equipment and system components. The program offerings described here are prescriptive except where noted otherwise. Many CEE members offer custom path programs through which additional incentives may be available for these and other types of commercial HVAC equipment. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

 

2017 CEE Data Centers and Business IT Program Summary

Date Published: February 6, 2018     Document Type: Program Summary
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Data Centers & Servers

CEE compiled this program summary in support of the CEE Data Centers and Servers Initiative. Highlighting data that adds visibility to member program content, direction and trends can help inform future CEE Initiative direction. This program summary focuses on program offerings targeted to data centers and business IT environments, and is not inclusive of all CEE member incentive offerings for which such customers may be eligible. Data center customers are typically eligible for program offerings for efficient commercial lighting and HVAC equipment and standard custom offerings. Check with individual CEE member programs for details.

Information on the 39 CEE member programs represented in this document was compiled from data collected in the summer and fall of 2017. Due to the fact that each CEE member uses different program development processes and schedules, this document aims to provide the best available snapshot of programs as of the date of its publication, and does not attempt to describe how they have evolved to date or how they are likely to change in the future.

Public Review Draft High Efficiency Commercial Air-conditioning and Heat Pumps Initiative

Date Published: November 20, 2017    
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, HVAC - Commercial, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

This proposal to revise the CEEsm High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (HECAC) Initiative and CEE Commercial Unitary AC and HP Specification, was distributed to HVAC industry stakeholders for review and comment on November 20, 2017. As detailed in this letter, CEE respectfully requests stakeholder input on the proposal. The current CEE specification is provided as Appendix A; the proposed revisions are reflected in Appendix B, Draft CEE Commercial Unitary AC and HP Specification.

As indicated in the letter, CEE welcomes comments on any aspect of the proposal, but specifically requests feedback on:

  1. Whether the proposal effectively achieves its intent to balance achievable energy savings with product availability considerations
  2. Whether the proposed tiers support the tier objectives as stated in the letter
  3. Whether the number of tiers proposed differentiates significant performance differences in the market
  4. Whether the market characterization and energy savings potential sections of the proposed 2018 Initiative Description (sections 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6) are accurate.

The deadline for submitting written comments has been extended three weeks to February 16, 2018. Please contact Commercial Program Manager Bjorn Jensen at 617-337-9280 or bjensen@cee1.org with any comments or questions.

Errata

On January 12, 2018, a correction was made to values in the bottom row of Table 1. The correct number of OEMs with products qualifying at the proposed tier 1 level is ≥4 in most sizes, and the correct number of qualifying products is 467.

 

CEE Specification for Integral Replacement Lamps Sold at Retail - January 2, 2017

Date Published: January 2, 2017     Document Type: Specifications & Standards
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial, Lighting - Residential, Replacement lamps - Residential, Residential

The CEE Specification for Integral Replacement Lamps Sold at Retail is a key element of the CEE Residential Lighting Initiative, which is designed to address market barriers with a cohesive, binational strategy to transform the market to energy efficient lighting.

The specification was approved by the CEE Board of Directors on November 3, 2016 and became effective on January 2, 2017. The CEE specification serves to differentiate among the highest performing ENERGY STAR lamps. Specifically, it sets forth performance tiers that go above ENERGY STAR and identifies the levels at which programs are seeking to claim savings and provide a positive consumer experience while also encouraging manufacturer investment. 

Motor Management Case Studies: Various Industries

Date Published: December 7, 2016     Document Type: Case Study
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

These case studies demonstrate how companies have saved money, improved productivity, reduced downtime, reduced inventory requirements, and reduced electricity costs by implementing motor management strategies.  

Motor Management Case Studies: Lumber and Wood Products

Date Published: December 7, 2016     Document Type: Case Study
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

These case studies demonstrate how companies have saved money, improved productivity, reduced downtime, reduced inventory requirements, and reduced electricity costs by implementing motor management strategies.  

Motor Management Case Studies: Paper and Allied Products

Date Published: December 7, 2016     Document Type: Case Study
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

These case studies demonstrate how companies have saved money, improved productivity, reduced downtime, reduced inventory requirements, and reduced electricity costs by implementing motor management strategies.  

2016 Commercial Lighting Program Summary

Date Published: December 6, 2016     Document Type: Program Summary
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial

In support of the CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative, this resource includes a listing of CEE member prescriptive programs and associated lighting products, highlighting at a high level CEE member efforts to capture savings with  mass-market and performance-based approaches. The 2016 Commercial Lighting Program Summary includes data showing program support for various technologies over time; for example, a summary graph highlights program support for replacement lamp programs (fluorescent and LED) in 2015 and 2016, and shows a slight drop in support for fluorescents and growing interest in Type A Tubular LED technology.  

This resource provides value to a variety of stakeholders. CEE Member programs can use it as a tool to assess changes in program activity over time, and identify peers that are developing new approaches and offerings. Lighting industry stakeholders can use it to assess trends and identify program support for particular lighting offerings. Customers and distributors can use it as a tool to identfy whether their local energy efficiency program may offer incentives for commercial lighting projects. 

The CEE Commercial Lighting Initiative seeks to enhance energy savings by improving the ability of the marketplace to deliver more energy efficient products and practices. The Initiative provides information about market and program drivers, objectives, strategy and scope, efficiency specifications, and initiative participation requirements. 

Subsequent to the 2015 Initiative revision, CEE now promotes common definitions for energy efficiency in T8 replacement lamps in the form of a CEE performance specification. To support the Initiative, CEE maintains a list of qualifying products that meet the requirements of this specification.  The T8 Replacement Lamp Performance Specification can be found here. 

Motor Planning Kit

Date Published: November 28, 2016     Document Type: Tool
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

This booklet provides a comprehensive overview of motor management. Updated in 2012, it details the current resources and opportunities available, and describes how to pursue a variety of plans ranging from a generic purchasing policy to a total motor inventory.

Variable Frequency Drive Fact Sheet

Date Published: November 28, 2016     Document Type: Fact Sheet
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial & Industrial

This two page fact sheet provides a basic overview of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology and how it can be used to improve the energy efficiency of appropriate motor driven systems. It is available in English and French language versions.