Feb 26, 2018

A Major Milestone

John Susan Letter
Susan E. Stratton
Executive Director
John Fransisco
NEEA Board Chair
To Our Funders and Stakeholders

In 2016, the alliance continued to mobilize the Northwest to become increasingly energy efficient. Working together, we conducted lab and field testing of over a dozen promising new electric and natural gas technologies, launched four new programs out of our emerging technology pipeline, and drove progress and results in key programs:

  • All major manufacturers now offer highly-efficient heat pump water heaters and the number of qualified products increased from 1 to 65 in 2016
  • Regional ductless heat pump sales increased 22% over 2015 with almost 35,000 units sold
  • Market share of low watt fluorescent lamps reached 27% – up from 17% in 2015 – with more than 200 electrical and lighting distributor     branches now participating in the program

Our portfolio of programs delivered more than 41 aMW of energy savings to the region in 2016 - enough electricity to power more than 30,000 Northwest homes annually.

As we think about the next 20 years of regional energy efficiency, we’d like to thank you - our funders and stakeholders. Your leadership, collaboration and commitment to delivering energy-efficient options to Northwest customers is making energy efficiency a cornerstone of a vibrant, sustainable Northwest. And, we look forward to working with you as we plan for our next five-year business cycle, beginning in 2020, and beyond.

  • Jay Inslee
    Gov. Jay Inslee
    Governor of Washington

    Energy efficiency helps create jobs in our region, supports a strong economy and provides a cleaner environment for future generations. By working together to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is helping to create a vibrant and sustainable Northwest for us all.