Energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) are the low hanging fruit of efforts to meet sustainable energy goals. In Alaska, a defining energy goal is to improve energy efficiency by 15% between 2010 and 2020. AEA focuses its end use energy efficiency program activities on commercial buildings, public buildings, industrial facilities, and electrical efficiency. Additionally, AEA organizes the collaborative multi-stakeholder group called the Alaska Energy Efficiency Partnership. AEA also addresses generation efficiency through its Rural Power System Upgrade (RPSU) Program.
Better Buildings Solutions Center
Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.
National Energy Education Development Project
Started in 1980, The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. Today, NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.