This report published in August 2019 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that the 27 U.S. states that have adopted the EERS accounted for 80% of utility-sector electricity savings in 2017. Three approaches for realizing greater efficiencies are proposed, including the adoption of resource-specific targets, fuel-neutral targets and multiple-goal approaches. Seven specific tools are discussed. This paper is relevant for investment/financing, public policy makers, technology, utility and business leaders.
Key words: architecture/engineering, associations, controls/sensors, employee productivity, energy management, HVAC, intelligent buildings, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity/privacy, protocols/standards

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