Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A Guide for State and Local Governments

This Guide starts by describing, in Part One, the multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and explaining the value of quantifying these benefits so that they are considered along with costs. In Part Two, the Guide shows policy makers and analysts how they can quantify the direct electricity, electricity system, emissions, health, and…

Model Inspection Checklist for Residential Rooftop PV

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has published a new version of its Model Inspection Checklist for Residential Rooftop PV with up-to-date national and international code and safety guidance. IREC’s checklist provides basic guidelines for reviewing the PV permit applications and inspecting most residential rooftop PV systems. Click here to learn more.

Program Funding Catalog

“A list of federal resources from agencies that provide funding specifically for or can be applied to low-to-moderate income community projects. It is meant to be utilized as a worksheet for program managers that are looking for potential funding and technical assistance.” Click here to view the webpage and download the file

Baseline Assessment Guide

Baselining is a useful approach to informing your planning efforts, and should involve input from a broad range of stakeholders. The following guide was developed by DOE to assist partners with baselining, and identifying needs and gaps to address in action plans. Click here to view the guide

Updated energy saver guide covers new technologies

“The Energy Save Guide includes tried-and-true tips on how to get a home energy audit, weatherize your home, heat and cool more efficiently, and reduce your electricity use. The latest edition also provides information about how to use smart thermostats, connect with your utility to monitor your energy use, and use smart appliances—things we definitely…