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The Gifts that keep on Giving: 5 E-Commerce Platforms for Energy Efficiency

After all of the recent holiday shopping, the last thing people want to do is step foot in another mall. Thank goodness for gift cards and the internet! As customers make shopping decisions and look for products online, we want to make sure they have the tools to access information about energy efficient options and rebates. Below we profile five web-based platforms and resources for customers and efficiency programs....

Heat Pumps for the Holidays

air source heat pump rebates, energy efficiency programs, utility programs, product rebates, product incentives

All I want is a heat pump for the holidays. You think that I’m joking, but I’m not. My room is FREEZING in the winter and a sweatbox in the summer. I’m getting tired of having to wrestle with the three (3!) blankets necessary to survive the Bostonian winters.  I haven’t forgotten last year’s winter, nor the high energy bills, which is precisely why I’m in the...

7 Crucial Steps to Transform the Residential Lighting Market

Residential lighting, market transformation, market transformation definition, energy efficiency program planning, market-based programs

The term Market Transformation gets tossed around a fair amount in the energy efficiency sphere, but what does it actually mean? And how can it be fully achieved? Our friends over at NEEA, a fellow REEO and respected authority on the subject, devised a definition for the term with equal parts...

The Secret Weapon All Businesses Share: Energy Efficiency

Commercial energy efficiency programs, utility programs, business bottom line, business case for energy efficiency, cost-effective energy efficiency

Back in the fall of 2014, I attended Hubspot’s Inbound Marketing Conference. There were dozens of expert speakers and motivators, all offering their insight into the business world. One speakers' insights have been resonating with me ever since.

Game Changer: HEMS Are Crucial to Capturing Next Generation of Energy Savings

Home energy management systems (HEMS) are an invention of the internet age. They are a 21st-century by-product of the idea that when two-way communication between utilities and homeowners is paired with the proliferation of smart devices, the results are greater connectivity, control, and ultimately comprehensive energy savings.

The State of our Sockets: A Regional Analysis of the Residential Lighting Market

We know the future will be bright for the residential lighting market, but just how efficient will it be?

Residential lighting has long been at the heart of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency program portfolios. In New England, residential lighting measures have produced over 30 percent of all efficiency program...

With Great Investment, Comes Great Responsibility

In the Amazing Spiderman, Peter Parker’s uncle, Uncle Ben, leaves him with some words of wisdom that Parker carries with him throughout the Spiderman series: With great power, comes great responsibility. As someone who’s been tracking investment in energy efficiency in our region, a similar thought, which is the title of this post, comes to mind.

Why We Don’t Have to Choose Between Energy Efficiency Programs and Market-Driven Solutions

Originally posted on ACEEE's blog, this post is part one in a series where ACEEE examines the most effective roles for energy efficiency programs and market-driven solutions in scaling the deployment of energy efficiency. Thanks to Steve Nadal and ACEEE for sharing!

Top Five Policy Implications of Residential Lighting Strategy Report

Residential lighting has been one of the longest standing measures in efficiency program portfolios. With such a long history, you may be surprised to hear that it’s a rapidly-evolving space with significant advancements, especially in the past several years.

From Edison to the LED, NEEP’s RLS Has You Covered

Light is amazing. Not only is the lightbulb the international symbol for ideas and innovation, but lighting is one of humankind’s earliest technologies. From the first...