November 5, 2014

CEE members adopt CEE initiatives into their programs to achieve the savings available through market transformation. Initiatives are frequently supported by specifications that follow initiative strategy, meet initiative goals, trigger market activity, and allow members and industry partners to unambiguously identify efficiency. As markets respond, initiatives depending on common specifications are updated. For example, the Residential Super Efficient Home Appliances specification for refrigerators was updated in September to restructure tiers in response to new federal minimum standards.

CEE also takes a periodic look across efficiency programs to see how initiatives are used. These program summaries are important to members looking for qualitative and quantitative information about their peer programs gathered into one place. Members use program summaries to research specific information or for answers to questions posed in committee.

The 2014 Commercial Air-conditioning Heat Pump Program Summary provides a snapshot of voluntary programs that promote this equipment and communicate CEE member program details. It provides data on 70 program administrator incentive offerings along with use of program elements such as quality maintenance and upstream incentives. Fifty-four CEE members participate in the Initiative.

As part of an exploration into savings from steam systems, the gas team completed a steam trap program summary to gather data on program offerings, incentive levels, and savings to determine the relevance of steam trap measures across the membership and estimate cost-effectiveness. The program summary also presents details on implementation, including how programs identify customers and conduct outreach.

The table below provides handy links. Information is collected from members and compiled into formal spreadsheets available to the entire CEE membership through the CEE Forum. Abridged versions are also posted on the CEE public website and for use by all efficiency stakeholders.

Initiative or Exploration Program Summary
CEE Forum
Program Overview
CEE Public Website
CEE Commercial Air-conditioning and Heat Pumps ACHP Program Summary ACHP Program Overview
Gas Steam Systems Steam Traps Program Summary Gas Steam Traps Program Overview


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.