Web Sites of Interest
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Building Energy Codes
Regional Efficiency Groups
Association of Energy Engineers
The Association of Energy Engineers serves over 8,000 members. Their site includes information on courses, conferences, publications, certification, and local chapters.
The Association of Energy Services Professionals
The Association of Energy Services Professionals is a network of nearly 2,000 utility executives, consultants, manufacturers, researchers, government regulators, and others concerned with promoting energy efficiency and other energy services. Their site includes a newsletter, on-line copies of the Energy Services Journal, and a list of industry events.
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Founded in 1991, The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that uses the power of mass markets to advance super energy-efficient technologies that benefit consumers and the environment. They do this by encouraging utilities and other partners across the country to pool their market influence by voluntarily adopting common programs and efficiency specifications.
National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO)
NASEO, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit corporation whose membership includes energy officials from the state and territory energy offices and affiliates from the private and public sectors. NASEO is the state energy officials' Washington voice on national energy policies and issues - informing the administration, Congress, and regional and national organizations about the specific energy priorities and concerns of the states and territories.
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
The national association representing the State Public Service Commissioners who regulate essential utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water. NARUC members are responsible for assuring reliable utility service at fair, just, and reasonable rates.
Energy Efficient Building Association
EEBA promotes energy-efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities. Their site includes an electronic bookstore, links to sponsors, conference information, and member news.
Building Energy Codes
Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
BCAP is dedicated to the adoption, implementation, and advancement of building energy codes. The site has activity searches by state and building sector, a section on the basics of code development and adoption, and several new tools in development.
Building Standards and Guidelines Program
DOE's Building Standards & Guidelines Program is developing compliance tools and training materials, providing information, and offering technical assistance on building energy codes. Their site contains model energy codes, code compliance materials, training information, news and contacts.
New Buildings Institute
NBI is a national collaborative to encourage and support workable energy codes and design guidelines.
Consumer Federation of America
The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
With ENERGYguide, you can learn how to lower your energy bills, through selecting a new supplier, replacing equipment in your home, or changing the way you use energy. You can also learn how your choices impact the environment. ENERGYguide offers, for sale, a growing list of high quality products to help reduce your energy costs along with the information you need to guide your decisions. Many of the products bear the ENERGY STAR® label from the Environmental Protection Agency. The site also has interactive features.
TopTen is a non-profit organization that identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market to make it easier for consumers to find the most energy and money-savings models, which in turn encourages manufacturing innovations that will make products in the United States even more energy-efficient.
National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
The National Consumer Law Center is a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to build economic security and family wealth for low-income and other economically disadvantaged Americans.
Energy-Efficiency and Environment
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.
A coalition of prominent business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security. Their site includes summaries of Alliance programs, links to Alliance Associates, press releases, and a publications list.
Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world's natural resources and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all. Their site includes many documents on energy efficiency under the air/energy program.
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
The Council develops and maintains a regional power plan and a fish and wildlife program to balance the Northwest's environment and energy needs.
DOE Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards Home Page
The DOE's portal to all information pertinent to federal appliance standards and the process of standardization, such as notices and rules, schedule setting, and other information.
Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is an independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The EIA site includes downloadable reports on energy consumption in households, commercial buildings, and manufacturing facilities.
Energy Star Products and Programs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are promoting the purchase and use of energy-efficient appliances and equipment by awarding the Energy Star label. Their site includes programs descriptions, product specifications, lists of qualifying products and manufacturers, news and updates.
Federal Energy Management Program
The Federal Energy Management Program provides information, training, technical assistance, financial support, and demonstrations to help reduce energy waste in federal buildings. The FEMP site includes news and events, descriptions of technical and financial assistance options, showcase facilities, and procurement guidelines.
FTC resources on energy labeling for consumer products, retail sales of electricity, environmental marketing claims, insulation and home energy issues, and fuel and automotive products. FTC site describing appliance labeling.
Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency
The office of Energy Efficiency is encouraging efficient energy use throughout Canada. Their site includes program descriptions, publications lists, and some on-line publications.
Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
CLASP’s mission is to serve as the primary international voice and resource for practitioners of energy efficiency standards and labeling (S&L) worldwide.
Cool Products for A Cool Planet
Coolproducts is a campaign to set ambitious minimum requirements for energy efficiency and other environmental aspects of products sold in the European Union.
International Institute for Energy Conservation
The International Institute for Energy Conservation is a non-profit organization that strives to accelerate the global adoption of energy-efficiency policies, technologies, and practices. Their site includes newsletters, resources, and some on-line publications.
Regional efficiency groups
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
MEEA is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Inc. (NEEP) is a non-profit regional organization founded in 1996 to increase and coordinate energy efficiency efforts in New England, New York and the mid-Atlantic region.
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)
SEEA is a non-profit whose mission is to promote and achieve energy efficiency through networking, program activities, and education. The results of increased energy efficiency will be a cleaner environment, a more prosperous economy, and a higher quality of life in the Southeastern United States.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs.
The South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER)
SPEER is a partnership of energy efficiency industry stakeholders committed to the accelerated adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficiency products and services in the South-central US.
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
SWEEP promotes greater energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming - a high-growth region that has made great strides in advancing energy efficiency over the past eight years.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network of the U.S. DOE
EREN is an enormous database and search engine on all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The site provides access to a wealth of information about renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.
LBL's Energy-Efficiency Web Site
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Center for Building Science has, among other things, an interactive tool for calculating residential energy use. Their site also contains on-line reports, success stories, newsletters, and a directory of internet energy efficiency resources.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the nation's leading center for renewable energy research, also conducts energy efficiency and energy policy research. Their site features program and project descriptions, partnership opportunities, publications, news and events.
State and local
The California Energy Commission has an extensive web site featuring information concerning CEC projects and activities, publications, news databases, an energy education tool, and a directory of over 1,000 energy-related internet sites.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
A state organization that promotes energy efficiency, encourages economic development, expands use of renewable energy sources, and reduces the environmental effects of energy production through R&D, demonstration, financial and technical assistance projects. Their site includes project descriptions, notices of new projects and RFPs, events, and a publications list.
Non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. Serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.
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