Energy Efficiency

22 states + D.C. are advancing energy equity through executive, legislative, and regulatory actions, Berkeley Lab and PNNL find

In a policy screening over the last two years, there were 95 actions on energy equity – most were associated with resource planning, decarbonization, and energy efficiency regulation; equity metrics are in nascent stages of development across the U.S.

End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Data Access and Use Cases

This webinar highlights key information from the Berkeley Lab report entitled "End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Practical Guidance on Accessing and Using the Data". End-use load profiles (EULPs), which quantify how and when energy is used, and savings shapes, which quantify the difference in hourly energy use before and after an energy efficiency upgrade, assist in appropriately assessing the value of energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources (DERs).

New Publicly Available Data Reveals the Value of Efficiency and Distributed Resources

Until recently, publicly available information was limited for two key factors that determine the value of energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources (DERs): (1) end-use load profiles (EULPs), which quantify how and when electricity is used, and (2) savings shapes, which measure the difference between the hourly use of electricity in the baseline condition and the hourly use post-installation of the energy efficiency measure.

Demand response complements energy efficiency in lowering costs & emissions, Berkeley Lab and NREL find

Report finds significantly less competition between these resources than might be assumed, encouraging co-deployment in virtually any combination

Demand flexibility is growing in importance to the grid, as more states and regions ramp up variable renewable energy generation and retire firm capacity. With energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) poised to play an increasingly key role on future grids, Berkeley Lab conducted a four-part, multi-year study looking at the interactive effects of EE and DR from both the building owner and power system perspectives.

New study explores the increasing value of residential energy efficiency to the utility system

Berkeley Lab and The Brattle Group are pleased to announce the release of a new report, titled “Valuing Residential Energy Efficiency: Analysis for a Prototypical Southeastern Utility.” The study quantifies the amount of cost-effective residential energy efficiency (EE) that could be deployed by a prototypical summer-peaking utility in the Southeastern U.S. across scenarios representing business-as-usual conditions, as well as under various program and policy initiatives.

New Research Shows Energy Efficiency Loans Are Low Risk

Performance of energy efficiency loans is comparable to prime auto loans, ripe for growth and investment

A State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) studyrecently announced by Department of Energy Secretary Granholm and developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, shows that financial institutions can lend money to their customers for energy efficiency improvements at low risk in support of a more efficient building stock.

Counting Time: A New Tool Estimates the Value of Efficiency, Solar and Other Distributed Resources Based on When They Save Electricity

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on April 13, 2022, to discuss and demonstrate a new tool for electricity decision-makers and stakeholders, the Time-Sensitive Value Calculator.


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