Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is a regional nonprofit organization founded in 1996. Our mission is to promote the efficient use of energy in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast U.S. through regionally coordinated programs and policies that increase the use of energy efficient products, services and practices, and that help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system. It is NEEP's vision that the Northeast will become a national role model by investing in energy efficiency policies and programs as the basis of a sustainable energy policy, a vibrant economy, and a healthy environment.

Strategies to Increase Residential HVAC Efficiency in the Northeast U.S.

Residential HVAC holds considerable promise for increased energy efficiency in the Northeast. The efficiency opportunities have the potential to displace electric and gas peak demand, as well as electric, gas and oil consumption. With a comprehensive approach that takes advantage of technologies, organizations and programs currently available and that develops some of the emerging opportunities that have been identified, many obstacles can be tackled to create substantial long-lasting reductions in consumption.

The Need for and Approaches to Developing Common Protocols to Measure, Verify and Report Energy Savings in the Northeast U.S.

This report addresses: (1) the specific policy needs for common protocols to measure, verify and report energy savings in the Northeast, (2) the level of transparency and consistency in existing M&V protocols and economic frameworks used in the Northeast states; and 3) lessons to learn from experience with M&V protocols in other states and regions of the country. The report provides conclusions and recommendations to policymakers for how common regional protocols can be developed to serve key policy interests. The intended audience includes stakeholders in the Northeast (e.g., policy makers and regulators, evaluators, modelers, program implementers including utilities) as well as other states that are likewise grappling with how improved and more consistent M&V approaches can simplify and enhance their efforts to advance energy efficiency.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps Disposal & Recycling Report and Recommendations

This report seeks to inform policy makers and energy efficiency program administrators in the Northeast of the present status of Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) disposal/recycling efforts, offer analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the existing recycling/disposal mechanisms that are in practice, and ultimately propose a course of action.

Model Progressive Building Energy Codes Policy for the Northeast States

The Northeast region can reduce energy consumption by 7 percent and reduce carbon emissions by 12 percent by implementing a model building energy code policy to govern new building construction and major renovations.The policy, recently released by NEEP, offers recommendations to adopt progressively more efficient building energy codes, improve the rate at which buildings and dwellings comply with the code and measure the actual energy performance of buildings and dwellings. It provides guidance to states in creating and adopting building policies that will lead to large-scale energy and carbon emissions savings across the Northeast.