A Look Back at 2016

December 7, 2016

NEEC was busy during 2016 and here are some highlights of what we accomplished.


Smart Buildings Center Provides Funding to Accelerate Deployment of Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies in the Pacific Northwest

October 31, 2014

The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) has announced a new initiative to help launch innovative smart building and energy efficiency technologies in the Pacific Northwest. The SBC will work with companies to match cutting-edge technologies with buildings that are a good fit for initial product deployment and testing. The organization will provide $350,000 in technical assistance funding for industry-leading contractors to help get the new products and services deployed and evaluated by a third-party.


NEEC Earns Award for Protecting the Environment through Superior Energy Efficiency

April 14, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion winner for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through significant consumer education efforts promoting superior energy-efficient products. NEEC’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.


NEEC Industry Event: Cost Effectiveness - Does it Need to Change?- Video Link and Presentations Available Now

July 2, 2013

Video recording and presentations of the NEEC Industry forum on July 23rd by Tom Eckman, Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Sami Khawaja, Cadmus, on Cost Effectiveness Test - Does it Need to Change? is now available.

Presentations can be downloaded, see below.


Energy Disclosure Requirement

December 1, 2009

The Backgrounder on Proposed City of Seattle Energy Disclosure Requirement is now available.  Download the below document for the full version.


ACEEE Annual City Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released - Seattle and Portland Among Top 5 Cities

June 28, 2017

ACEEE has released their 2017 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 51 cities across the U.S. The scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. The top 5 performers were Boston, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Portland.


WSEC Training Events - May 2017

April 28, 2017

NEEC is pleased to announce our 2017 training series for the 2015 WSEC commercial provisions. Trainings in May include Kennewick May 23, and Vancouver May 24. Additional trainings will be offered in various locations throughout the summer and fall of 2017. Primary topics will include provisions related to mechanical and service water heating systems.


New Reports Provide Quantitative Results on the Economic Development Effects of Energy Eficiency

August 9, 2016

Following an earlier ECONorthwest study released in late 2014, NEEC announces the availability of newly updated results on the macroeconomic benefits of energy efficiency investments in the states of Washington and Oregon. Respected economics consulting firm ECONorthwest used two sophisticated economic models to quantify both the short term and longer term impacts of energy efficiency investments in these two Northwest states. The analysis concludes that net job creation effects are 3,800 and 2,400 for Washington and Oregon respectively.

2015 WSEC Training Events in August

July 3, 2016

We are pleased to announce August dates and locations for the 2015 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) free trainings: Yakima, August 9; Pullman, August 11; and Port Angeles, August 24. Experts from the industry will cover key changes between the 2012 and 2015 WSEC for new construction and retrofits. Presentations will include compliance options for envelope, mechanical and lighting systems, and how to document compliance.


Report Summary: Analysis of the Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency Investments in Washington

June 23, 2016

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) announces the release of a revised analysis of the economic benefits of energy efficiency investments in the State of Washington. The new report, prepared by ECONorthwest, expands the quantitative analytical results of these benefits as an update to their December 2014 publication. This newly released Summary is available for download here.

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