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Energy Efficiency Links

  • Partners and advises with various organizations to advance the performance of residential buildings by using trainings, repair, build and diagnose homes for performance.

  • The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) is a trade association that has developed standards and certification for the performance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is a national organization of contractors with roots dating back to the early 1900s. With over 4,000 members, ACCA contractors work together to drive and advance industry standards and practices.

  • The AirCare Plus Program is a comprehensive commercial HVAC tune-up program designed to optimize the performance of all major energy-using components of commercial HVAC units. The Program is an adaptable utility offering that can be applied throughout the United States.

  • Promotes energy-efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy by working with a variety of people and groups.

  • ACEEE is a non-member, nonprofit organization that works to advance energy efficiency with the goal of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection by addressing the following sectors: Energy Policy, Building and Equipment, Utilities, Industry and Agriculture, Transportation, International, and Communications and Conferences.

  • This website has a wealth of industry related information and publications available for purchase including all ASHRAE Guidelines. Many of the items can be downloaded in PDF format.

  • Organizes and leads a broad-based coalition effort that works to advance, win and defend new appliance, equipment and lighting standards.

  • ACG stresses the importance of independent commissioning authorities in delivering a building that operates efficiently according to the design intent. The ACG certification exam tests the knowledge and technical expertise of eligible commissioning providers. Membership and certification is open to licensed architects, professional engineers (P.E.s), certified test and balance engineers (TBEs), and others who can demonstrate sufficient commissioning experience.

  • Better Bricks is the commercial building initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). This initiative provides education and training workshops, seminars and conferences to equip building professionals in the northwest with technical and business skills to help them incorporate energy efficiency into their business practices.

  • An operational excellence program to teach commercial real estate professionals how to reduce energy consumption and costs with proven no- and low-cost strategies for optimizing equipment, people and practices.

  • The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Energy. BPA serves the Pacific Northwest through its operation of an extensive electricity transmission system and by marketing wholesale electrical power at cost from federal dams. BPA aims to be a national leader in providing high reliability and low rates consistent with sound business principles, responsible environmental stewardship, and accountability to the region.

  • PECI provides administrative and executive leadership for the Building Commissioning Association (BCA), an international, non-profit organization that serves as the recognized authority and resource on commissioning. The mission of the BCA is to guide the building commissioning industry through advancing best practices and education, and promoting the benefits of building commissioning.

  • A hub for global activity in building energy rating and disclosure policy.

  • PECI has long been an active supporter of the commissioning industry infrastructure in California. In 2000, we worked with public- and investor-owned utilities, engineering firms, and state agencies to help organize the California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC), which formed as a non-profit corporation in 2004. We continue to provide administrative and executive leadership for the CCC and carry out research, training, and outreach projects to support commissioning in California.

  • Defines, plans and manages public-interest energy research and development of energy efficiency technologies.

  • CHPS provides tools, resources, education and building design standards to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools.

  • An association that specialized in distance learning for courses in the Commissioning industry. The CSA also publishes the Commissioning Engineers Compendium.

  • A consortium of efficiency program administrators from across the US and Canada who work together on common approaches to advancing efficiency.

  • Tracks state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. An ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

  • Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. The Building America project combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities. Together, they act as a catalyst for change in the home-building industry.

  • EERE invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

  • The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of US shareholder-owned electric companies and represents over 70% of the US electrical power industry in legislative and regulatory arenas. The EEI also produces a number of publications on topics including consumer and education resources, energy policy, technical information, and statistics from the industry.

  • Collects, analyzes and disseminates independent energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets and public understanding of energy.

  • Originally introduced as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ENERGY STAR delivers the technical information and tools that organizations and consumers need to help choose energy-efficient solutions and best management practices.

  • Works with building owners, architects, engineers and contractors to plan and build energy-efficient facilities of every size and type.

  • Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians invest in energy efficiency and generate clean renewable energy. Energy Trust serves customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas.

  • Helps groceries, convenience stores, restaurants and other facilities with commercial refrigeration reduce operating costs with energy-efficient upgrades and retrofits.

  • Provides customers with energy audits and information about efficient technology, operations, and management that illuminate the possibilities and impacts of increasing efficiency.

  • Federal agency who implements environmental law by writing regulations to protect people and the environment.

  • A Europe-based nonprofit with the goal is to stimulate energy efficiency through information exchange and cooperation.

  • California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign which includes a comprehensive website, newsletter and blog and educational materials.

  • The Food Marketing Institute is comprised of over 1500 member companies — including food retailers and wholesalers — which collectively represent over 75% of all retail food stores in the US. The Institute provides programs in research, education, industry relations, and public affairs to its member multi-store chains, regional firms, and independent supermarkets.

  • Provides technical consulting, training and information services to support local governments in implementing sustainable development.

  • The InterNational Electrical Testing Association serves the electrical testing industry by establishing standards, publishing specifications, accrediting independent, third-party testing companies, certifying test technicians, and promoting the professional services of its members. The Association also collects and disseminates information and data of value to the electrical industry and educates the public and end user about the merits of electrical acceptance and maintenance testing.

  • International organization that works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy to its member countries and beyond.

  • This site is the home of DDC Online. One of the key features of DDC Online are generic system architecture diagrams for different vendor's systems including key performance information that will help you make an "apples to apples" comparison.

  • A Pennsylvania non-profit promoting the energy-efficiency and renewable energy industries by advocating on behalf of energy professionals on the local, state and federal levels.

  • A repository of building technology information and tools including windows & daylighting, simulation, commercial buildings, demand response, applications, and the federal energy management program.

  • Develops energy efficient technology as well as technical analysis for energy efficient appliance standards, building codes, appliance efficiency labeling and voluntary standards.

  • Working to advance sound energy efficiency policies, programs and priorities in the Midwest.

  • The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) houses many Housing Economics publications.

  • Created to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, and to be a repository of information on issues of concern to the states and their citizens.

  • As the founder of the National Conference on Building Commissioning, PECI has catalyzed the discussion, research, and development of quality-assurance strategies for commercial buildings in North America. By bringing together building owners, architects, commissioning providers, and other professionals, the Conference plays an integral role in fostering the growth of a strong, dynamic commissioning industry.

  • A certification association for firms that deliver high performance building systems. Members perform testing, adjusting and balancing of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, commission and retrocommission building systems, execute sound and vibration testing, and test and certify laboratory fume hoods and electronic and biological cleanrooms.

  • Federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

  • A collaborative that works to remove barriers to energy efficiency and improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.

  • A business association that promotes energy efficiency policies, programs and technologies that create jobs and foster economic growth and environmental improvement.

  • Advances the efficient use of energy in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

  • The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) creates and manages cost-effective market transformation efforts in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. NEEA focuses on developing new energy-efficient technologies and providing marketing and training resources across sectors.

  • The Council develops and maintains a regional power plan, including a 20-year forecast, and a fish and wildlife program to balance the Northwest's environment and energy needs. The council also provides education programs and works to protect and rebuild distributed populations in the Columbia River Basin.

  • National laboratory that develops sustainable energy technologies.

  • This office protects Oregon's environment by saving energy, developing clean energy resources, and cleaning up nuclear waste. To encourage investments in energy efficiency and conservation, the office offers loans, tax credits, information, and technical expertise to households, businesses, schools, and governments.

  • The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory performs basic and applied research to deliver energy, environmental, and national security for our nation.

  • The mission of the Precourt Center is to promote energy efficient technologies, systems, and practices, emphasizing economically attractive deployment.

  • Market-based regulatory program offering user platforms, state applications and materials for participants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • The Regional Technical Forum (RTF) is an advisory committee to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, established in 1999 to develop standards with which to verify and evaluate conservation savings.

  • We are a global team of experts focused on the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the energy sectors, providing assistance to government officials on a broad range of energy and environmental issues.

  • A program provided jointly by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric. San Diego communities resource for energy information as well as offering free workshops or help with your energy project form industry experts and energy engineers.

  • Helps improve the performance of building systems, achieve energy savings and improve occupant comfort with a facility screening and custom engineering study.

  • The association offers contractors assistance in labor relations, legislative assistance, research and technical standards development, safety, marketing, business management and industry issues.

  • Promotes energy efficiency for a cleaner environment, a more prosperous economy and a higher quality of live in the Southeast.

  • Energy Education Centers in Irwindale and Tulare offer hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies as well as workshops, classes and interactive displays.

  • Southern California Edison’s (SCE) HVAC Optimization program is a winning combination of an enhanced planned HVAC maintenance plan and financial incentives. This enhanced maintenance plan is based on extensive HVAC research and leads to better energy efficiency, while SCE’s program incentives help offset the incremental cost of the planned maintenance.

  • Offers technical and financial assistance for retrocommissioning services to SCE’s commercial customers by utilizing experienced engineers that specialize in locating inefficiencies in complex building systems.

  • The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is promoting greater energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. This is a high growth region where energy efficiency efforts have been lagging compared to other regions.

  • Gives consumers and businesses information on federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies.

  • The Energy Systems Lab is a division of the Texas Engineering Experiment station and focuses on energy-related research, energy efficiency, and emissions reduction.

  • Through Questar Gas' ThermWise Appliance Rebate Program, receive cash rebates for purchasing and installing high-efficiency home appliances to  help use less energy, save money on energy costs and make your home more comfortable.

  • Through the ThermWise Builder Rebates Program, Questar Gas® offers cash rebates to builders of new single (1 to 4 units) and multifamily (5 or more units) residential construction for installing high-efficiency equipment and building ENERGY STAR® qualified homes.

  • A nonprofit organization that identifies and publicizes the most energy efficient products on the market for consumers.

  • Official nonpartisan organization that promotes development of policy for urban and suburban areas.

  • Science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment by combining scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative solutions.

  • Community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone through its LEED green building certification program, education, conferences and advocacy in support of public policy.

  • "Energy is a critical component in sustaining Utah's vibrant economic growth and preserving our unparalleled quality of life. With just the right blend of ambition, brain power and diverse natural resources, Utah stands ready to lead the charge in energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy development, and new and innovative technologies.” — Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

  • The Utah Solar Energy Association is the local non-profit chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Our mission is to promote adoption of renewable energy with a focus on solar energy through education, public outreach and participation in policy development.

  • The WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate program encourages Washington residents to save water and conserve energy by providing incentives to retail customers who choose to purchase an ENERGY STAR® rated qualifying energy-efficient clothes washer.