February 19, 2018


FEBRUARY 19, 2018

In the wake of its impressive success in some product categories, the residential efficiency program industry is broadening its focus to include consumer behavior as well as product efficiency. Programs are seeking to get closer to consumers, positioning themselves as advisors on home energy use; in addition to traditional incentives, many are reaching out to residents through online marketplaces, consumer engagement through connected devices, and promotion of efficient products’ nonenergy benefits. Other trends include growth of upstream and midstream program strategies, a strong last push of LED lighting, and the spread of heat pump technology across several product categories.

New CEE residential program summaries for 2017, which reveal the residential program industry landscape using data gathered from over a hundred CEE member programs, chart all these industry trends. The in-depth and wide-ranging information compiled by CEE, which includes details on the design, duration, reach, and outcomes of each program, allows administrators, industry partners, and other stakeholders to make reliable assessments of the program industry’s current state and its emerging currents.

CEE program summaries reflect member administrators’ data needs; the Low Income Programs summary, new this year, grew from a member request. View them now on the CEE Forum (for members) or on the CEE site (nonmembers).

Residential SectorMember Program Summary
CEE Forum
Public Program Summary
CEE Website
Water HeatingWater Heating Program SummaryWater Heating Program Summary
Residential AppliancesAppliances Program SummaryAppliances Program Summary
Consumer ElectronicsElectronics Program SummaryElectronics Program Summary
Residential Swimming PoolsSwimming Pools Program SummarySwimming Pools Program Summary
Residential LightingResidential Lighting Program SummaryResidential Lighting Program Summary
Low Income ProgramsLow Income Program SummaryLow Income Program Summary
Residential HVACResidential HVAC Program SummaryResidential HVAC Program Summary
Existing HomesExisting Homes Program SummaryExisting Homes Program Overview
Residential New ConstructionResidential New Construction Program SummaryResidential New Construction Program Summary

How can I use CEE program summaries?

Members can examine the success of strategies similar to their own or explore the results of pioneering new approaches, with trusted CEE data collection allowing them to be confident about their comparisons. By providing an avenue for members to share information with their peers in the form of an easy-to-use resource, the CEE program summaries help members make informed decisions and speed up the spread of successful techniques.

The program summaries also demonstrate the ways that administrators are finding value in putting CEE initiatives into effect, multiplying individual program efforts to achieve market transformation. While serving as a current snapshot of the industry, the 2017 program summaries allow efficiency programs and other efficiency stakeholders to watch the spread of initiative participation around the US and Canada. At the same time, manufacturers, retailers, and trade allies can use the summaries to anticipate up-and-coming program strategies.

To find out more, contact CEE.

About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.