[52] Raising the bar

In 2012, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) investigated the energy efficiency programs for utility customers in the US. The low hanging fruit had been harvested and the bar had been raised, so what can be done to keep energy efficiency savings rolling in?

Part of the answer comes from the ever more efficient technology that is available on the market. Just as important is to better focus customer segments in order to increase participation in energy efficiency programs, and to achieve a better understanding of customer behaviour and motivation.

But the biggest energy savings could come eventually from a systems approach to provide integrated energy services.