Posts Tagged ‘ Alliance to Save Energy ’

Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Rally Support from Industry

Oct 4th, 2019

In an effort to promote high-efficiency home construction and renovation, two bipartisan pieces of legislation were announced on October 2, which is recognized as Energy Efficiency Day. The bills seek to reinstate, strengthen and expand the energy efficiency tax credits for homeowners and new-home builders that were in place but expired in 2017. The Home […]

Proposed Energy Savings Bills Have Industry Watching

Jul 19th, 2019

Energy savings are on the minds of many in the U.S. Government right now, if the bills being introduced are any indication. Earlier in the week Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) proposed the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. The bill, referred to as the Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill, “will spur the use […]

Alliance to Save Energy Responds to House’s Funding of DOE’s Energy Efficiency Programs

Jun 21st, 2019

The U.S. House passed a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills consisting of four bills that fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The Department of Energy will receive increased funding for energy efficiency programs and the Alliance to […]

Coalition of Manufacturers and Advocates Petition for Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

May 15th, 2019

In a letter addressed to Congress, a coalition of manufacturers, advocacy groups and trade associations petitioned national leaders recently, urging them to update and reinstate energy efficiency-based tax incentives. The group, which includes window, air conditioner and insulation manufacturers, presented Congress with a proposed list of incentives it said would both modernize and improve those […]

Alliance to Save Energy Names Jason Hartke as New Leader

May 1st, 2018

The Alliance to Save Energy has named Jason Hartke, a veteran energy efficiency leader who has overseen key programs at the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Green Building Council, as the organization’s next president. Hartke takes the reins from longtime former Alliance president Kateri Callahan. “Jason is exactly the kind of leader the Alliance […]

Kateri Callahan to Depart Alliance to Save Energy

Jan 5th, 2018

The Alliance to Save Energy announced Friday that president Kateri Callahan is stepping down after 14 years. The organization has launched a national search for her replacement. Callahan will leave the organization March 31 for a yet-to-be-announced, private-sector position in the efficiency field. “It has been my distinct honor and privilege to lead the Alliance […]

Energy Bills: A Side-By-Side Comparison

May 26th, 2017

Energy codes for buildings are getting a lot of attention in Congress this year. As of now, there are currently two major proposals for lawmakers to consider. Earlier this month, the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act of 2017 was re-introduced by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.). The bill, commonly referred to […]

Global Energy Efficiency Conference Opens in D.C.

May 8th, 2017

The Alliance to Save Energy opened the tenth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum today  in Washington, D.C., and the group released a blueprint for significantly increasing  building efficiency by focusing on building systems. The alliance worked with more than 50 companies and organizations to develop the blueprint. It includes a call to action for buildings sector stakeholders […]

More Than 1,000 Companies Express Support for Energy Star

Apr 26th, 2017

A coalition of more than 1,000 companies, including several U.S. industrial giants and some major players in the fenestration industry, have signed a letter urging Congress and the administration to preserve the popular Energy Star program, which has been targeted for elimination in President Trump’s 2018 budget plan. “Energy Star is a model for successful […]

Report: Energy-Efficiency Employment Surges

Jan 18th, 2017

An analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy reveals that about 32 percent of the 6.5 million employees in the U.S. construction industry work on energy-efficiency projects, including glaziers and installers of doors and windows. The agency’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) shows how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national […]