Author: The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action
Many state and local policymakers have enthusiastically supported policies such as energy codes, building audit requirements, and incentives for efficient equipment, as just a few examples. These policies have been established with the intent to make significant improvements to energy efficiency. However, their outcomes are often based on assumed impacts on energy use rather than measured energy reductions. This paper lays out recommendations for linking existing policies and developing new policies, such that their success is based on the real energy savings achieved in buildings.