Alliance to Save Energy

The Alliance to Save Energy strives to be the world's premier organization promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security. To achieve this goal, the Alliance to Save Energy: leads world-wide energy efficiency initiatives in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, education and communications that impact all sectors of the economy; provides vision and activism through its Board of Directors, which includes leaders from business, government, the public interest sector and academia; initiates and participates in public-private partnerships, collaborative efforts and strategic alliances to optimi...

Alliance to Save Energy
1850 M St. NW, Suite 600
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
United States
202-857-0666
http://www.ase.org

Board of Directors

Tom King, Mark Warner, Robert Dixon, Robert Pratt, Frank Murray, Jeff Bingaman, Susan Collins, Richard Lugar, Lisa Murkowski, Mark Pryor, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Udall, Brian Bilbray, Michael Burgess, Ralph Hall, Steve Israel, Edward Markey, Paul Tonko, Frances Beinecke, George Biltz, Stephen Brobeck, Jorge Carrasco, Jeff Drees, Thomas Dreessen, Roger Duncan, Anthony Eggert, Robert Foster, John Fox, Carolyn Green, Thomas Grumbly, Thomas Kuhn, Julia Levin, Terry McCallister, Dave McCurdy, Neil McPhail, William Nitze, Earle O'Donnell, Kevin Ries, James Rogers, Rob Shaddock, Peter Smith, Fred Stephan, Susan Story, Dave Szczupak, Susan Tierney, William Von Hoene, Lynda Ziegler, Kateri Callahan

Project Leaders

Lindsey O'Hern

Mission

The Alliance to Save Energy strives to be the world's premier organization promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security. To achieve this goal, the Alliance to Save Energy: leads world-wide energy efficiency initiatives in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, education and communications that impact all sectors of the economy; provides vision and activism through its Board of Directors, which includes leaders from business, government, the public interest sector and academia; initiates and participates in public-private partnerships, collaborative efforts and strategic alliances to optimize resources and expand its sphere of influence; and, executes its mission through a team of recognized energy efficiency experts and professionals.

Programs

The Appliance Standards Awareness Project: ASAP is dedicated to increasing awareness of, and support for, appliance and equipment efficiency standards at the federal and state levels. The Building Codes Assistance Project: BCAP is a nonprofit advocacy organization established in 1994 as a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. BCAP works with a number of stakeholders-including the U.S. Department of Energy, local, state and national agencies, building professionals, regional energy efficiency groups and utilities, among others-to support energy code adoption and implementation across the country and around the world. The Building Energy Efficient Codes Network: BEECN engages Congress and other elected officials, industry leaders, code officials, and the media in support of set energy code targets for homes and commercial buildings. The broad-based coalition also advocates adequate resources for the adoption and enforcement of energy codes for all new buildings. Launched in early 2009 by the Alliance to Save Energy, in partnership with the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the Large Public Power Council (LPPC), CEEP is a nationwide initiative to assist public power utilities in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. The Efficient Windows Collaborative: EWC is a consortium of manufacturers, home performance contractors, research organizations and others dedicated to increasing the market share of high-efficiency windows in both the residential and commercial sectors. Energy Efficient Codes Coalition: EECN is a national coalition to boost America's model energy code. A stronger national model building energy code means better energy efficiency in U.S. homes. Uniting leaders in the policy, business, building and environmental worlds, the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition campaigns to boost energy codes by at least 30 percent. Global Action Network for Energy Efficiency Education: GANE3 brings together educational institutions, governments, business leaders and international development organizations to collaborate on a process of increasing and improving energy efficiency education in environmental education. GANE3's objective is to develop and promote the use of tools for existing organizations and programs that will: Engage students in energy efficiency by developing "best practice" educational resources. Empower communities to make energy-efficient choices, starting with influencing students to apply energy efficiency practices on campus, at home, and in their neighborhood and community. Enable students to pursue careers in the clean energy workforce by orienting them toward future career paths in the energy efficiency sector. PowerSave Campus: PowerSave Campus is a student-driven energy efficiency education program that promotes careers in the field, generates actual energy savings, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages academic infusion of sustainability concepts. Currently on 22 universities and employing over 100 interns each year, PowerSave Campus empowers college students to be tomorrow's energy efficiency leaders. The PowerSave Campus program was formerly "Green Campus." PowerSave Schools: PowerSave Schools students are educated about energy and the importance of energy efficiency, as well as trained to use a diagnostic toolkit that assesses the energy usage in their school. The school building becomes a learning lab for students to apply science, math and even language arts to solve a global problem. Through basic changes in operations, maintenance and individual behavior, schools participating in the PowerSave Schools Program have achieved reductions in energy use of 5 to 15 percent. In addition, the PowerSave Schools Program encourages and equips students to promote the lessons of energy efficiency in their homes and communities. The PowerSave Schools Program, formerly the Green Schools Program, started in 1996 and currently is active in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Washington, D.C. Funding for the program comes from utility companies, municipalities and school systems. The Energy Hog Program: The Energy Hog Program makes learning about energy efficiency and conservation fun! The Energy Hog is a dastardly character who puts a face to the concept of wasted energy, Online, in books, and via live visits, the Energy Hog shows how he and other hogs like him waste lots of energy. Energy Hog educational resources are designed for grade levels 2 - 6; cover the subject areas of Science, Math, Technology, Language Arts and Social Studies; and meet national learning standards. The Energy Hog free classroom activities and materials guide children through lessons about: different sources of energy, how we use energy at home, and how to bust energy hogs to save energy. Watergy: It takes a lot of energy to pump and treat water for urban residents and industry - between 2 to 3 percent of the world's energy consumption, to be exact. As a result, clean water is often inaccessible in energy-poor countries. Our Watergy program has helped improve water sanitation and delivery services in more than 100 cities worldwide.Watergy efficiency measures reap many rewards, such as immediate improvements in water service, increased water delivery, reduced water and energy consumption, greater revenue for system upgrades and new customer connections. Moreover, the improvements have rapid rates of return spanning from a few months to three years. While opportunities for energy efficiency improvements abound throughout all stages of a water supply system, the most promising areas for intervention are improving the pumping system, managing leaks, automating system operations, and regular monitoring (preferably including metering of end use). Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium: The Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC) was launched in 2009 as the outgrowth of a multi-year organizing effort by the Alliance to Save Energy and several partner organizations. The CBC brings together a broad range of commercial building stakeholders to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy in accelerating technology innovation, process change, and market transformation to advance energy efficiency and ultimately achieve zero-energy performance in commercial buildings. The CBC is part of the Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative, authorized by Congress in 2007's Energy Independence and Security Act. It aims to establish major milestones for achieving zero net energy performance in new commercial buildings by 2030, 50 percent of all commercial building stock by 2040 and all commercial buildings by 2050.

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