A Note from the Executive Director
Despite the ongoing pandemic-related impacts, NEEA ended the third quarter on a high note, making measurable progress on 2021 program goals, kicking off strategic planning and finalizing operations plans for 2022.
A critical time for NEEA’s portfolio planning, 2022 will bring lingering unknowns (see: page two for an assessment of supply chain impacts) along with several significant, long-term energy savings opportunities, especially in lighting controls, residential and commercial HVAC, and emerging window products. Focus areas in 2022 will include advancing several Market Transformation programs in the portfolio and conducting field work related to building studies (some of which was delayed due to COVID-19). A key strategic goal is leveraging the growing national interest and funding in energy efficiency to support several products in NEEA’s current portfolio, including heat pump water heaters and thin triple windows.
In a challenging job market where employers are struggling to attract and retain talent, NEEA has successfully filled several key positions with highly experienced staff in the past several months. We’ve also expanded our network of qualified contractors.
I would like to end this year by thanking NEEA’s funders for your continued commitment to energy efficiency. We look forward to continuing our work to bring efficient and affordable products, services and practices to all Northwest consumers.