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New Report May 2017: “Why Energy Efficiency is a Smart Investment for Virginia” 

VAEEC letter to Governor McAuliffe re: U.S. EPA’s proposed rule on emissions regulations. Read the letter. (June 2014)

VAEEC comments on development of 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. Read the comments.(June 2014)


Reports and Research:

TitleTopicSourceAuthor/SpeakerDate
Virginia Energy Sense Messaging ResearchEnergy EfficiencyVirginia Energy SenseAndy Farmer, State Corporation CommissionOctober 2016
Public Procurement and the Private Supply of Green BuildingsGreen BuildingsHarvard Business SchoolTimothy Simcoe & Michael W. ToffelSeptember 2012
Knowledge is (Less) Power: Experimental Evidence from Residential Energy UseResidential Energy UseNational Bureau of Economic ResearchKatrina Jessoe, David RapsonSeptember 2012
EM&V 2.0: An Evaluator’s PerspectiveEM&VVAEEC EM&V WorkshopKatherine Johnson, Johnson ConsultingOctober 2016
Overview of Key Trends in, and Applications of, Technology in Measurement and VerificationEM&VVAEEC EM&V WorkshopTim Pettit, DNV GLOctober 2016
M&V 2.0: Modern MeasurementEM&VVAEEC EM&V WorkshopJake Oster, EnergySavvyOctober 2016
Testing and Application of M&V2.0EM&VVAEEC EM&VJessica Granderson, Lawrence Berkeley National LabOctober 2016
The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Energy Efficiency EM&VEM&VVAEEC EM&VMaggie Molina, ACEEEOctober 2016
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) FinancingPACEOctober 2014 VAEEC MeetingBill Greenleaf, VAEEC Governance Board and Richmond Regional Energy Alliance Executive DirectorOctober 2014
EM&V: Real-Time Quantification of Energy EfficiencyEnergy EfficiencyOctober 2014 VAEEC MeetingJeff Soplop, EnergySavvyOctober 2014
Virginia Energy Plan and Energy EfficiencyVirginia Energy PlanOctober 2014 VAEEC MeetingCynthia Adams, VAEEC Chair and Local Energy Alliance Program Executive DirectorOctober 2014
Energy Efficiency Job Creation: Real World ExperiencesEnergy Efficiency JobsAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyCasey J. BellOctober 2012
Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings: A Report from the Building SectorEnergy EfficiencyEconomist Intelligence Unit for the Global Buildings Performance NetworkEconomist Intelligence Unit for the Global Buildings Performance NetworkOctober 2012
Report from Governor's Executive Committee on Energy EfficiencyEnergy EfficiencyNovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingHayes Framme, Chief Energy Efficiency OfficerNovember 2015
Update on the Clean Power PlanClean Power PlanNovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingMike Dowd, Department of Environmental QualityNovember 2015
Innovation from Outside the StateInnovationNovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingMarisa Uchin, OpowerNovember 2015
Member Spotlight: Arlington CountyMember SpotlightNovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingJohn MorrillNovember 2015
Briefing on American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's State ScorecardEnergy EfficiencyNovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingMary Shoemaker, ACEEENovember 2015
Commercial PACE and the VA Saves Green Community Loan ProgramPACENovember 2015 VAEEC MeetingBill Greenleaf, Virginia Community CapitalNovember 2015
The Economic Impacts of Commercial Energy Codes in the SoutheastEnergy CodesSoutheast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) reportSEEANovember 2014
CONSTRUCTION, CODES AND COMMERCE: The Economic Impact of Commercial Energy Codes in the SoutheastCommercial Energy CodesSoutheast Energy Efficiency AllianceSoutheast Energy Efficiency AllianceNovember 2014
Virginia State Analysis Energy in VASoutheast Energy Efficiency AllianceSoutheast Energy Efficiency AllianceNovember 2014
May 2016 VAEEC Meeting Presentation
Meeting PresentationMay 2016 VAEEC MeetingVAEECMay 2016
Presentations from the May 2015 VAEEC MeetingMeeting PresentationsMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingVAEECMay 2015
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) LegislationPACEMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingBill Greenleaf, VAEEC Governance Board and Virginia Community Capital Loan OfficerMay 2015
PACE Update: Where Do We Go from Here?PACEMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingAbigail Johnson, President, Abacus Property SolutionsMay 2015
Energy Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan: Opportunities for VirginiaClean Power PlanMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingMary Shoemaker, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)May 2015
Natural Gas CARE Act ModificationsNatural Gas CARE ActMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingGina Slaunwhite, Manager of Government Policy & Customer Efficiency Programs, Columbia Gas of VirginiaMay 2015
The Effects of Energy Efficient Design and Construction on LIHTC Housing in VirginiaEnergy Efficient Design and ConstructionMay 2015 VAEEC MeetingBob Adams, Housing VirginiaMay 2015
2014 Virginia Energy Plan ProcessVirginia Energy PlanMay 2014 VAEEC MeetingHayes Framme, Advisor for Infrastructure and Development; and Al Christopher, Director, Division of Enenrgy, Virginia DMMEMay 2014
Clean Air Act 111(d)Clean Air ActMay 2014 VAEEC MeetingKara Saul Rinaldi, Vice President, National Home Performance CouncilMay 2014
Building Energy Codes in Virginia: Where We Stand NationallyBuilding Energy Codes
May 2014 VAEEC MeetingEric Lacey, Chairman, Responsible Energy Codes AllianceMay 2014
Virginia Energy Efficiency Census: Advancing the RecommendationsMay 2014 VAEEC MeetingBill Greenleaf, Richmond Region Energy Alliance and VAEEC Governance BoardMay 2014
Keeping It in the Community: Sustainable Funding for Local Energy Efficiency InitiativesEnergy Efficiency PolicyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyEric Mackres and Sara HayesMay 2012
2013 Virginia Energy Efficiency Industry Census: Report and Recommendations2013 Virginia Energy Efficiency Industry CensusVirginia and Southeast Energy Efficiency Industry CensusVAEECMarch 2014
Trusted Partners: Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the SouthEnergy EfficiencyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomySusan Mazur-Stommen, Michelle Vigen, and Kate FarleyMarch 2013
VAEEC letter to Governor McAuliffe: EPA's proposed rule on emissions regulationsEmission RegulationsVAEECVAEECJune 2014
VAEEC comments on development of 2014 Virginia Energy PlanVirginia Energy PlanVAEECVAEECJune 2014
Fact sheet on The SAVE ActSAVE ActInstitute for Market TransformationInstitute for Market TransformationJune 2013
A Defining Framework for Intelligent EfficiencyEnergy EfficiencyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyNeal Elliott, Maggie Molina, and Dan TrombleyJune 2012
Energy Issues: How the Public Understands and ActsEnergy IssuesThe Associated Press-NORC
Center for Public Affairs Research
T. Tompson, J. Benz, J. Broz, M. Kozey, J. Agiesta, D. JuniusJune 2012
State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation InventoryEnergy Efficiency PolicyEnergy Information AdministrationEnergy Information AdministrationJuly 2013
Energy Efficiency: Is the United States Improving?Energy EfficiencyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomySara Hayes, Naomi Baum, and Garrett HerndonJuly 2013
Best Practices for Screening Energy Efficiency ProgramsEnergy Efficiency PolicyNational Home Performance CouncilSynapse Energy Economics, Inc.July 2012
Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Can Dramatically Improve Residents’ Economic StabilityAffordable HousingAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyPatrick Kiker, Communications ManagerJuly 2012
The 2012 International Energy Efficiency ScorecardEnergy EfficiencyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomySara Hayes, Rachel Young, and Michael SciortinoJuly 2012
The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing MarketResidential and Commercial BuildingsUCLA, UC BerkeleyNils Kok, Matthew E. KahnJuly 2012
2013 Virginia Energy Efficiency Industry CensusVirginia and Southeast Energy Efficiency Industry CensusVAEECJanuary 2013
Frontiers of Energy Efficiency: Next Generation Programs Reach for High Energy SavingsEnergy Efficiency PolicyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyDan York, Maggie Molina, Max Neubauer, Seth Nowak, Steven Nadel, Anna Chittum, Neal Elliott, Kate Farley, Ben Foster, Harvey Sachs, and Patti WitteJanuary 2013
Residential and Commercial BuildingsAlliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency PolicyAlliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency PolicyJanuary 2013
Homepage: The National SAVE Energy CoalitionOnline ResourceThe National SAVE Energy CoalitionThe National SAVE Energy CoalitionJanuary 2013
ACEEE Report: U.S. Better Off “Thinking Big” about Energy Efficiency Instead of Focusing First on Development of New Energy SourcesEnergy Efficiency PolicyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyPatrick Kiker, Communications ManagerJanuary 2012
Best Practices for Advancing State Energy Efficiency Programs: Policy Options and SuggestionsEnergy Efficiency PolicyEnvironment NortheastSamuel P. Krasnow and Derek K. MurrowFebruary 2012
The Economic Impact of Energy Efficiency Investments in the SoutheastEnergy EfficiencyThe Cadmus Group/Southeast Energy Efficiency AllianceThe Cadmus Group/Southeast Energy Efficiency AllianceFall 2013
Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for the Commonwealth of VirginiaEnergy Efficiency PolicyEnvironment NortheastEnvironment Northeast, IncFall 2012
2013 Clean Energy Census: How has NCSEA Leveraged the Census for EE Jobs Creation in North Carolina and Lessons for Virginia 2013 Clean Energy CensusDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingIvan Urlaub, Executive Director North Carolina Sustainable Energy AssociationDecember 2013
Specifics from the 2013 Virginia Energy Efficiency Census2013 Virginia Energy Efficiency CensusDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingBill Greenleaf, Richmond Region Energy Alliance and VAEEC Governance BoardDecember 2013
DOE Energy Efficiency Initiatives in BuildingsEnergy EfficiencyDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingSubid Wagley, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyDecember 2013
Commercial PACE and the WHEELPACEDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingCisco DeVries, President and CEO of Renewable FundingDecember 2013
Crystal Ball Panel: What’s on deck for energy efficiency in VirginiaEnergy EfficiencyDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingChristopher, Energy Division Director, Dept. of Mines Minerals and EnergyDecember 2013
Update on federal energy efficiency policiesEnergy efficiency policiesDecember 2013 VAEEC MeetingCynthia Adams, Executive Director, Local Energy Alliance Program and VAEEC Governance Boar Vice ChairDecember 2013
Energy Efficiency Motivations and Actions of California Solar HomeownersEnergy EfficiencyCenter for Sustainable EnergyCenter for Sustainable EnergyAugust 2014
Energy Insights HomepageOnline ResourceMcKinsey & CompanyMcKinsey & Company2016
Homepage American Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyOnline ResourceAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient Economy2016
Division of Energy RegulationOnline ResourceCommonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission 2016
Homepage Efficiency FirstOnline ResourceEfficiency FirstEfficiency First2016
Homepage National Association of Energy Service CompaniesOnline ResourceNational Association of Energy Service CompaniesNational Association of Energy Service Companies2016
PACENation BlogOnline ResourceProperty Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) LegislationPACENation2016
Homepage Residential Energy Services NetworkOnline ResourceResidential Energy Services Network (RESNET)Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)2016
Homepage Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)Online ResourceVirginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)2016
Homepage World Energy CouncilOnline ResourceWorld Energy CouncilWorld Energy Council2016
Building Energy CodesOnline ResourceSoutheast Energy Efficiency AllianceSoutheast Energy Efficiency Alliance2016
State Climate and Energy ProfilesOnline ResourceGeorgetown Climate CenterGeorgetown Climate Center2016
Energy Efficiency PolicyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyAmerican Council for an Energy Efficient Economy2016
Southeast Clean Energy CensusSoutheast Clean Energy Census Virginia and Southeast Energy Efficiency Industry CensusSoutheast Clean Energy Census2013
SAVE Act Overview and SupportersSAVE ActInstitute for Market TransformationInstitute for Market Transformation2013
Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)Online ResourceResidential Energy Consumption SurveyU.S. Energy Information Administration2009

 


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