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Energy Efficiency Meets Reality TV in DOE’s SWAP Season 2: Navy vs. Air Force Academies
Posted by Veronica Marzilli | 12/07/2016
Finally, reality TV worth watching!!! The DOE filmed another energy efficiency showdown in its Better Buildings Challenge SWAP Season 2—this time featuring the U.S. Air Force and Naval Academies. The reality-TV style web series covers a two-day swap at each campus where teams get a close-up look at each other’s energy usage and practices, and then discuss what they think the other is doing right , and not so right!
Photos: 2016 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards
Posted by Veronica Marzilli | 12/02/2016
Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony - and to everyone who nominated someone for the Awards here on Conduit. In case you missed it, here are photos from the event. Congratulations again to all of this year's winners and nominees!
New to Conduit? Welcome, and here's what to do next!
Posted by Veronica Marzilli | 12/08/2016
Welcome to Conduit! You're now connected to thousands of energy professionals across the Northwest. Use Conduit to stay up to date on EE news, share information, and collaborate with regional energy efficiency experts. Here are some ideas of what to do next.
New Report: Energy Efficiency Jobs in America
Posted by Carol Harley | 12/08/2016
The report, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a survey of tens of thousands of businesses across the country, provides detailed breakdowns of clean energy jobs not available previously. It was developed and released in connection with a major U.S. Department of Energy study of all energy jobs in America.
EE Image Database
Posted by Deborah Driscoll | 10/27/2016
If you’ve ever created marketing or website content for energy efficiency programs, you know how hard it is to find affordable and relevant images featuring a diverse set of real people taking that action. Via the Lighting Resource Exchange on Conduit, you now have access to this library of free images that will help you create engaging, illustrative promotional materials for your energy efficiency offers. This image database is housed on Flickr and is accessible whether you have an account or not. There is no need for licensing or other validation since the photos were taken by Resource Media with the express purpose of sharing the images with the EE community.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Leadership Forum
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Leadership Forum is an annual gathering of executives from organizations responsible for regional energy efficiency efforts. The emphasis of the meeting is on strategic discussion and learning from each other, and to:
Discuss where the region is currently headed in our energy efficiency efforts;
Identify issues or challenges for the future of energy efficiency;
Define appropriate actions to be taken at a regional or sub-regional level; and
Share best practices and innovative ideas.
For the latest updates, and news, please see neea.org/neel.
Retail Product Portfolio (RPP)
This is a place to share updates and work group meeting notes for NEEA's Retail Product Portfolio (RPP). RPP uses mid-stream incentives to influence retail stocking practices, ultimately, driving manufacturing and standards to create an active portfolio of energy-efficient products sold through the retail channel.
APEM Winter Forum 2016
12/09/2016 8:00AM - 1:00PM| Portland OR
Please join us for an information-packed event focused on the past, present and future of energy efficiency in the Northwest. Charlie Grist will be on hand to share an overview of the history of energy efficiency in the Northwest, before shifting the discussion to the current state of the Northwest power system and factors influencing electrical use. Charlie will end his portion of the program with an overview of the seventh plan and a facilitated discussion among attendees on Commercial energy efficiency. Jeff Harris will be in attendance to share work that is being done by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to transform markets in order to meet targets set forth by the seventh plan and produce energy savings for the region. Next, Larry Blaufus will share a utility perspective on energy efficiency. Larry will talk about the importance of energy efficiency to utilities and how Clark Public Utilities uses energy efficiency in their integrated resources plan to keep rates stable and reliability high. The session will conclude with the APEM business meeting, and the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Energy Manager of the Year Award.LocationLeftbank Annex, Suite 012, 101 N. Weidler(Suite 012 Entry of Wheeler Ave)Portland , ORIntended AudiencePublicContactboard@oregonapem.orgFeeVaries, see website for more informationLinksSponsor Site
Oregon APEM: Leading the Market: A Look at Energy Efficiency in a Constantly Evolving Market
12/09/2016 8:00AM - 1:00PM| Portland Oregon
Please join us for an information-packed event focused on the past, present and future of energy efficiency in the Northwest. Charlie Grist will be on hand to share an overview of the history of energy efficiency in the Northwest, before shifting the discussion to the current state of the Northwest power system and factors influencing electrical use. Charlie will end his portion of the program with an overview of the seventh plan and a facilitated discussion among attendees on Commercial energy efficiency. Jeff Harris will be in attendance to share work that is being done by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to transform markets in order to meet targets set forth by the seventh plan and produce energy savings for the region. Next, Larry Blaufus will share a utility perspective on energy efficiency. Larry will talk about the importance of energy efficiency to utilities and how Clark Public Utilities uses energy efficiency in their integrated resources plan to keep rates stable and reliability high. The session will conclude with the APEM business meeting, and the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Energy Manager of the Year Award.
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