CEE transforms markets for energy efficiency. Our members currently direct 80% of customer-funded demand side expenditures in the US and Canada via a range of residential, commercial, and industrial initiatives. They impact markets, leading to energy savings and new strategies for demand response, customer engagement, and non-energy benefits. Through their collective, binational efforts, CEE members meet need with innovation.


Residential initiatives

The Consortium prioritizes two emerging opportunities facing the industry: leveraging connected functionality to enhance programs, and spurring precise and actionable customer engagement. Explore…

Residential Initiative
Residential Initiative

Residential initiatives

The Consortium has pinpointed two major challenges facing the industry: connected requirements and genuine customer engagement. CEE has led in shaping connected requirements necessary for all utilities. Explore…

Commercial Initiative

Commercial initiatives

Commercial initiatives represent a matrix of solutions made feasible by CEE members. They seek systemic approaches and connected device opportunities, as well as ways to promote the benefits of more efficient equipment. Explore…

Commercial Initiative

Commercial initiatives

Commercial initiatives form a matrix of solutions. Each supports members seeking systemic approaches and connected device opportunities, as well as ways to promote the benefits of more efficient equipment.  Explore…


Industrial initiatives

CEE industrial initiatives focus on aggressive program targets and economic growth. Explore…

Industrial Initiative
Industrial Initiative

Industrial initiatives

CEE industrial initiatives focus on aggressive program targets and economic growth. The Strategic Energy Management, for example, sets an agenda for continuous improvement for energy performance, productivity, and competitiveness. Explore…

ACCELERATING INNOVATION


CEE members harmonize their efforts across a significant set of variables: climate, regulatory regimes, local market conditions, business requirements, and more. Achieving market transformation in these complex environments requires the acumen to recognize solid opportunities. CEE establishes structured processes that bring multiple perspectives to the table, inviting input from an array of interested parties and subject matter experts.


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ENABLING THE FUTURE


As technology, energy, and regulatory landscapes shift, CEE members work together to lay the foundation for the future. When new opportunities arise, programs leverage shared information at CEE to assess consensus requirements and work with industry and government to achieve optimal outcomes.


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MEASURING VALUE


The process of evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) provides both quantitative and qualitative evidence of the real impacts of energy efficiency programs and measures. CEE values EM&V as a coherent strategy for determining energy savings, measuring the real benefits of efficiency programs, and justifying and securing public support and funding


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HVAC Initiative

Space Heating & Cooling Initiative

The primary objective of this initiative is to drive efficient in-field performance by increasing the uptake and quality installation of highly efficient residential HVAC systems. A primary strategy of the program industry is achieved by defining and supporting common equipment specifications. Read more…

Water-Wastewater Initiative

Municipal Water-Wastewater Initiative

This initiative focuses on increasing demand for improved facility energy performance and encouraging product and service suppliers to adopt energy efficiency as standard operating procedure. Read more…

Gas Boiler Systems Initiative

Gas Boiler Systems Initiative

The objectives of this initiative include increasing new quality installations operating in the condensing range, as well as existing systems that are optimized to operate at the highest efficiencies allowable. Read more…

Kitchens Initiative

Members of this initiative are working to provide clear and credible definitions of high efficiency energy and water performance in cooking, refrigeration, and sanitation equipment. Read more…

Water Heating Initiative

Long-term, this initiative’s goal is to increase the market penetration of high efficiency water heaters. This will be achieved when consumers request high efficiency equipment and when plumbing contractors, builders, and retailers successfully promote a range of high efficiency equipment. Read more…

Strategic Energy Management Initiative

This initiative accelerates adoption of Strategic Energy Management (SEM) as a standard business practice across the US and Canadian industrial sector. Members enlist DSM program industry support for SEM Minimum Standards in order to influence enabling technology providers and services. Read more…

Lighting Initiative

The goals of this initiative include capturing the significant energy savings available through the identification and support of efficient lighting products and approaches. Longer-term goals include enhanced consumer awareness of the value and benefits of energy efficient lighting and design. Read more…

Appliances Initiative

The Super Efficient Home Appliances Initiative facilitates efficiency programs in boosting sales and market share of the most efficient appliances. The initiative complements ENERGY STAR® program efforts to increase the sales and market share for qualified appliances. Read more…

Data Centers & Servers Initiative

Facilitating the industry’s collective understanding of key market players and industry motivations, this initiative identifies and recommends program strategies that increase energy efficiency of data centers and servers. Read more…

Lighting Systems Initiative

The focus of the Commercial Lighting Systems initiative is to enhance energy savings by improving marketplace effectiveness in delivering energy efficient lighting products. This involves thorough evaluation to support efficient technologies and practices, as well as encouragement for the adoption and promotion of common specifications by program efficiency administrators. Read more…

Swimming Pools Initiative

The primary objective of this initiative is to increase purchases and proper installation of high efficiency swimming pool equipment and to deliver energy savings in residential pools in the United States and Canada. Read more…

Air-Conditioning & Heat Pump Initiative

This initiative aims to increase the market availability of high efficiency commercial unitary air-conditioners and heat pumps across the United States and Canada, particularly those that can be funded and promoted by administrators’ incentive and information programs. Read more…

Gas Water Heating Initiative

This initiative sets its sights on increasing market penetration of high efficiency commercial water heaters. The central strategy centers on developing specifications for cost-saving equipment and ultimately, increasing the number of manufacturers, wholesalers, and installers that promote high efficiency equipment to their customers. Read more…

Consumer Electronics Initiative

This initiative has two primary goals: to facilitate efficiency program efforts to increase sales and market share of energy efficient consumer electronics and to develop consistent criteria for products deemed energy efficient. CEE works with the ENERGY STAR program to meet these goals. Read more…

Motors & Motors Systems Initiative

The CEE Motors and Motor Systems Initiative works to achieve market transformation for motor system efficiency. By focusing on the motivations of industrial motor systems decision makers and providing targeted and accessible solutions, tools, and resources. Read more…