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Researchers have found that device-level efficiency has begun to result in diminishing returns. Instead, focus is now on systems level efficiency, and the high levels efficiency that stems from how devices and users interact with the overall system. The Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) — holding its second official meeting today — aims to close the gaps in whole system building energy efficiency to meet our future energy challenges.
Alliance to Save Energy's President Kateri Callahan made the announcement to officially launch the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity at today's EE Global Morning Plenary session.
During her opening remarks at the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon at EE Global, Kateri Callahan recognized the importance of companies’ role in driving energy efficiency policy and helping shape the conversation. For this reason, the Alliance honored three leading corporations with EE Visionary Awards.
And we’re off! Alliance President Kateri Callahan announced EE Global 2015 as officially “open for business” in her introductory remarks during the Opening Plenary Session. She provided a brief overview of the Alliance and discussed a number of new endeavors supported by our organization, including Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030, CarbonCount™ and a new building energy codes calculator. She alluded to the Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) and the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, both of which will headline day two announcements at EE Global on Wednesday, May 13. Kateri covered a lot of ground in a short time, before diving right into the panel discussion on energy efficiency’s role in the changing utility model.

For the last several years, tiny houses have been growing in popularity, both in the United States and abroad. A typical tiny house is around 100-400 square feet, compared to the average American home of around 2,600 square feet. Tiny homes are less expensive than traditional homes in terms of taxes, energy use and maintenance, and are often built on wheels, adding an additional benefit of mobility.

Jay Austin, a program manager at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, designed and constructed the Matchbox , a tiny house in northeast Washington, D.C. The Matchbox is a 140-square foot structure supported by a solar array, rain catchment system and onsite...

The 8th Annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) is less than two weeks away, when nearly 500 energy influencers will come to D.C. to discuss and develop “best practices” policies and strategies for global implementation of energy efficiency. Registration numbers are quickly increasing, and it’s clear that this year will be yet another elite gathering of high-level energy experts!
All over the world, events are held at this time of year to promote the idea that we all share the responsibility of being good stewards of the globe. Although Earth Day is typically celebrated in the United States on April 22nd, many communities make it a week-long event. Schools across the nation are celebrating this 45-year-old tradition in ways that are both fun and educational. Here are some ways your school can celebrate Earth Day! Remember that such activities don’t need to be relegated to one day or week — efficiency education is beneficial all year long.
Cree is working towards the goal of 100 percent adoption of LED lighting.
Every year, Earth Day prompts us to gauge our impact on the environment, including consideration of our energy use and what measures we can take to reduce it. We might become more cognizant of our waste and remember to turn our lights off when we leave the room, but how can we keep our environmentally-friendly and energy saving goals prominent throughout the rest of the year?
The energy efficiency industry can look forward to a great future! The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 presenting long-term projections for the U.S. energy markets. Every year, the report provides the basis for analysis of energy production, consumption, technology, market trends, policies and potential changes in the industry.
The Pacific Northwest has long been a leader in energy efficiency, with state and local governments, utilities and businesses alike implementing programs and incentivizing investment in energy efficient technologies in order to meet the region’s growing demand for electricity.

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