Mary Jayne Poynter, Mark Gilbert
Effective strategies for educating General Contractors in understanding and promoting energy efficiency construction practices have remained relatively uncharted territory. Working with GCs - through relationship building, education, and incentives - can be valuable in achieving long-term market transformation toward construction of high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. The more GCs recognize the value of energy efficiency for their clients, the more likely they are to spend time and resources to develop their capabilities in delivering high-quality, energy-efficient buildings. This paper looks at one example of a GC's transformation, from the point of view of an Efficiency Vermont Project Manager on seven multifamily buildings.
Download and Read (pdf 45 KB)
An overview of VEIC, its contributions to the nation's energy efficiency portfolio, and nine steps for policymakers to follow in achieving effective efficiency for everyone.
Download and Read (pdf 1.21 MB)
Glenn Reed, Toben Galvin, Blair Hamilton
As efficiency programs increasingly focus on market transformation, traditional evaluation methods make it more difficult to determine accurate savings. Several regions in the United States have developed methods to address how savings can be claimed from market effects. Although programs such as ENERGY STAR might benefit from market-wide evaluation methods, ultimately regional solutions could be the most appropriate for determining savings attribution.
Download and Read ( pdf 55 KB)
Chris Granda, Margie Lynch CEE, Sam Rashkin
Energy efficient products and homes can at times be in conflict with energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Bigger "efficient" homes and products frequently require more energy than their smaller counterparts. This paper presents arguments that support blending energy efficiency and conservation, to reduce energy consumption.
Download and Read (pdf 205 KB)
PowerPoint presentation on how to reach a global goal of 80% reduction in CO2 by 2050. This was a keynote presentation at the ACEEE Market Transformation Symposium in 2008.
Download and Read (pdf 2302 KB)