Library: Commercial & Industrial, 2018

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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.