The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
For the past three years, state and utility low-income programs promoting energy efficiency in Iowa have collaborated, extending their reach and saving themselves and their customers money. [continue reading]
In the Northwest, energy losses in forced-air systems average 25%-30% in electrically heated homes, with some homes being significantly worse. [continue reading]
Although the thermal shell of the typical mobile home has changed radically over the last 30 years, the air distribution system has not. The walls have gone from 2 x 2 framing with an R-4 fiberglass batt to 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 walls with a high-density R-21 batt (codes vary from state to state). [continue reading]
Since the original version of PRISMÃ(PRInceton Scorekeeping Method, developed and copyrighted by Princeton University) was released in 1986, it has been used by utilities, private companies, government agencies, and universities to estimate energy savings from conservation programs. [continue reading]
Hundreds of households across the country are participating in pilot tests of interactive energy management systems, while utilities are getting a better picture of how the systems actually work in residential buildings. [continue reading]
We now have a better idea of the energy use of older refrigerators, thanks to utility programs nationwide that pick up second refrigerators. [continue reading]
Sacramento residents are signing up in droves to pay a 15% premium (about $3-$7 per month) on their electric bill, in exchange for the pleasure of hosting tiny utility power plants on their roofs. [continue reading]
In July 1993, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Public Energy Systems (PES) began to evaluate the condition of existing Solar Domestic Hot Water (SDHW) systems as a precursor to a New Install Demand-Side Management (DSM) program. [continue reading]
First-Ever Comprehensive National Standard Practice Manual is Updated Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Cost-Benefit Analysis
The first-ever comprehensive national guide for utility-funded energy efficiency programs is now available to help utilities, regulators and other interested ...
Julie Caracino, HPC's Director of Research & Standards and Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy & State Outreach talked with Ryan Miller ...