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The Alliance to Save Energy

Advocates for high-impact energy efficiency policies Helps U.S. Consumers and Businesses save money Strives toward a sustainable energy future Leads bipartisan initiatives that drive job growth and innovation


The United States has made great strides since the 1970s to address its energy consumption through the adoption of strong energy efficiency policies. The building sector, comprised of both residential and commercial buildings, currently represents more than 40 percent of national energy consumption, 54 percent of natural gas consumption and more than 70 percent of national electricity consumption. Combined with the fact that the average building will stand for more than 70 years, the building sector should be a major target for widespread energy efficiency efforts via the incorporation of sensible building energy codes. 
Learn more below about how homeowners and businesses will benefit if building energy codes are kept in place.
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Visit the Alliance's Buildings page to learn more about the value of energy efficiency in the built environment.




Help the Alliance advocate for policies to use energy more efficiently – supporting job creation, reduced emissions, and lower costs. Contact your member of Congress.


Energy efficiency is smart, nonpartisan, and practical. So are we. Our strength comes from an unparalleled group of Alliance Associates working collaboratively under the Alliance umbrella to pave the way for energy efficiency gains.


The power of efficiency is in your hands. Supporting the Alliance means supporting a vision for using energy more productively to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability, and reliability.