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Guidelines or requirements for submetering and their associated energy efficiency organizations, programs and standards bodies include: ENERGY STAR, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS), promoted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, championed by the U.
The primary mechanisms used by states to encourage energy efficiency are PBFs, energy efficiency resource standard (EERS), and financial incentives targeted to specific levels of energy savings.
Arkansas has already shown leadership with its Energy Efficiency Resource Standard.
According to O'Hare, the enhancements include a strengthened energy efficiency resource standard, which would require utility companies to reduce their energy usage by at least 10 percent through providing incentives and assistance to help customers make their homes and businesses more energy-efficient.
Discussion of what an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) is and how it impacts energy efficiency projects
Nearly half of the states (24) have adopted and adequately funded an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS), which sets long-term energy savings targets and drives investments in utility-sector energy efficiency programs.
These policies include a federal energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) that would require utility companies to encourage efficiency programs for customers; strengthened building codes and appliance efficiency improvements; and proper funding for retrofitting or improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings.
Continue electric and natural gas utility energy efficiency programs and raise the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard as utilities improve delivery of energy efficiency programs;