WAP & Energy Efficiency Organizations
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. To carry out its mission, the Alliance to Save Energy undertakes research, educational programs, and policy advocacy, designs and implements energy-efficiency projects, promotes technology development and deployment, and builds public-private partnerships, in the U.S. and other countries.

 

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency. Provides in-depth technical and policy assessments and is a key publisher of books, conference proceedings, reports, and other energy related materials.

 

Building Performance Institute
Provides training and certification for energy efficiency standards.

 

DOE Energy Information Administration
Provides the public with information on energy production, resource availability, historical data, statistics, and key publications on energy.

 

Energy OutWest, Inc. (EOW) is devoted to the promotion and advancement of the technical capacity of the region’s energy and environmental services network through education and training in energy conservation, renewable practices, and technologies. EOW also has a very active peer exchange organization directed by a board with representatives from fourteen states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington), the Navajo Nation, and the Intertribal Council of Arizona.

 

ENERGY STAR Program
Voluntary partnership between the DOE, EPA, product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers to promote energy efficient products.

 

Home Energy Affordability Gap
In 2003, Fisher, Sheehan & Colton (FSC) introduced a model that calculated the dollar amount by which “actual” home energy bills exceeded “affordable” home energy bills on a county-by-county basis for the entire country. This is the “home energy affordability gap.” Updated every year since then, the model has become an tool for research, legislative analysis, program-planning and advocacy. The analyses are used by individuals and organizations across the country.

 

Home Energy Magazine
Published bimonthly out of Berkeley, California, Home Energy has loads of information for consumers about energy-related products for residential construction and remodeling. This magazine has home performance information targeted to both consumers and home energy science professionals.

 

Forged by the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) in 2014, the Home Performance Coalition’s mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through research, education, collaboration and advocacy.

 

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), is an independent not-for-profit organization since 1982, that makes clean, efficient, sustainable energy possible for more Americans through forward-thinking regulatory reform, quality workforce development and consumer education. They are also the accrediting body for Weatherization training centers.

 

NASEO is a national non-profit association for the governor-designated energy officials from each of the 56 states and territories. Formed by the states in 1986, NASEO facilitates peer learning among state energy officials, serves as a resource for and about state energy offices, and advocates the interests of the state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies.

 

The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) is the primary educational and policy organization for the state directors of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federal program providing formula grants to states to help low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills.

 

The National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) is a broad-based coalition of diverse member organizations and individuals dedicated to heightening awareness of the energy needs of low income energy consumers, fostering public-private partnerships and engaging in other activities to help address these needs. Resulted as the merger of the National Fuel Funds Network (NFFN) and the National Low Income Energy Consortium (NLIEC) in 2014.

 

One of DOE’s national labs, NREL advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems.

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL maintains the DOE “Weatherization Assistant” audit tool and conducted the national evaluation of the WAP in 2015.