Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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Join NEEP at the 2014 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

A big priority to emerge from NEEP’s Business and Consumer Electronics Strategy is capturing the significant energy efficiency gains from “smarter” energy use in the home. New all-in-one home energy management software is becoming increasingly available to those willing to change their energy consuming behaviors.

So how do we change deeply entrenched behavioral patterns to align with more energy efficient usage? One way...

The Spine-Chilling Secret Lurking Behind Your Electronics

Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, but we’re not talking about the types of vampires or phantoms that frequent late night television programming or beaming computer screens in dark living rooms. What we are talking about can be just as frightening — the technology, that portrays those eerie figures, itself.  Vampire or phantom loads refer to the appliances and electronics that draw electricity from your outlets, even when...

NEEP’s Guide to Picking the High Hanging Fruit of Energy Efficiency

The Northeast Mid-Atlantic region is a leader in energy efficiency and has achieved substantial energy savings over the last several decades....

Setting the Record Straight on Appliance Efficiency Standards

How many of you have heard claims that sounded something like these: “Appliance efficiency standards stand in the way of product innovation. Energy efficient appliances simply don’t work as well.  Standards drive up the prices for appliances.” Each claim above, and many more, has been voiced...

NEEP’s Market Strategies team develops regional strategies to accelerate energy efficiency

Appliance Standards Project Manager

Market transformation, with respect to energy efficiency in products or buildings, involves continually advancing product baselines as new, more efficient products and technologies become available. The quicker we can...

Powering Up: NEEP Launches Consumer Electronics Strategy

The world of consumer electronics is vast and complex.  There are devices that we think about every day, such as our computers, televisions, or (for some) game consoles.  Then there are the electronics that we tend to forget, such as that cable box that’s always on, or the router providing password-protected wi-fi to our homes 24/7.  Or what about that desktop that’s been gathering dust at your home or office?  When was the last...

States Urge DOE to Wring More Savings from Battery Chargers

With the growth of home entertainment systems, home computer systems and battery-powered devices, the number of consumer electronic products we...