Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Regulation  -  February 1, 2016

Guidance: GHG accounting for renewable energy

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/9/2015
Author: By Todd Jones
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Regulation

This report from the Center for Resource Solutions contains guidance for accounting and reporting of renewable electricity-related emissions in North America.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 21, 2016

Top 10 Energy Smart Tips for Existing Building Upgrades

Type: Article
Date Published: 1/21/2016
Source: Energy Resources Center
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This is a one-pager that identifies 10 general tips for increasing building energy efficiency.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 1, 2015

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 12/1/2015
Source: Published by Solar Energy Industries Association on 12/01/2015
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

In this report, the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade association for solar energy and related businesses, highlights the growing list of companies choosing to go solar.
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Utilities  -  December 1, 2015

Utilities Increase Access to Energy Data to Help Commercial Customers Benchmark

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/1/2015
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Topic: Utilities

As energy benchmarking becomes standard practice in the commercial building industry, owners and managers of buildings are seeking to simplify the process of obtaining utility data.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 2, 2015

Business Case for Proactive Rooftop Unit Replacement Strategy

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 11/2/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This document introduces the key elements to consider in making the business case for a proactive high-efficiency rooftop units, or RTU, replacement strategy.
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Demand Management  -  November 1, 2015

Primer on Organizational Use of Energy Management and Information Systems

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 11/1/2015
Author: By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Source: US Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative
Primary Topic: Demand Management

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory digs into Energy Management and Information Systems, or EMIS, a broad family of tools and services used to manage building energy use.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  October 18, 2015

Green-e Verification Report, 2014

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/18/2015
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This annual report from the Center for Resource Solutions highlights results from the annual verification process audit for Green-e participants.
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Regulation  -  October 16, 2015

Renewable Energy in the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Part 2: Interactions With and Impacts on RECs and Renewable Energy Markets

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/16/2015
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Regulation

CRS explores how, in the context of the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, the creation and trading of emission rate credits may affect renewable energy credit markets.
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Regulation  -  October 16, 2015

Renewable Energy in the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Part 1: Introduction to Emission Rate Credits

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/16/2015
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Regulation

Center for Resource Solutions digs into the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan with an introduction to emission rate credits.
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Energy Procurement  -  July 1, 2015

Better Buildings Progress Report, 2015

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 7/1/2015
Source: US Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

Better Buildings, launched by President Obama in 2011, is a broad, multi-strategy initiative aiming to improve the energy use of our nation's buildings.
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