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Energy Efficiency Third Largest Electric Resource in U.S.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy analysis found that energy efficiency is the third largest resource in the U.S. electric power sector. The report quantifies the energy savings and other benefits from energy efficiency programs and policies, including appliance and equipment efficiency standards, building energy code and energy efficiency programs.

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New heat pump water heater changes the game

A. O. Smith, the largest manufacturer and marketer of water heaters in North America, has introduced a dramatically efficient new model of heat pump water heater. The new Voltex qualifies for the highest tier of efficiency under the Advanced Water Heater Specification

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Update on Building Commissioning Market


From 1998 to 2004, the alliance ran an initiative to transform the building commissioning market in the Northwest. The initiative aimed to make commissioning standard practice in public buildings and to create a standard certification for commissioning providers. Our 2016 tracking study finds that the number of certified commissioning providers and firms is growing.

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