Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Together We Are Transforming the Northwest

NEEA is an alliance of utilities and partners that pools resources and shares risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of all consumers in the Northwest.

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The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. To do this, the alliance identifies and removes market barriers to energy efficiency to drive permanent change throughout the supply chain. This formalized, lasting approach is known as Market Transformation.

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    Alliance Plays a Key Role in U.S. DOE's New Landmark Energy Efficiency Standard

    On April 30, the U.S. DOE published the new federal efficiency standard for consumer water heaters. The new federal standard will transition the majority of electric storage water heaters to heat pump technology and make important incremental steps to improve gas storage water heater efficiency. The passage of the federal water heating standard represents a major milestone in alliance Market Transformation efforts and is a win for all Northwest gas and electric customers. It is a direct result of nearly 20 years of leadership by the alliance, its market partners, and many stakeholders across the country.

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      NEEA’s 2022 Residential Building Stock Assessment is Live!

      The results of the 2022 Residential Building Stock Assessment (RBSA) are now available. Conducted every 5 years, the RBSA collects energy usage and building characteristic data from more than 2,000 single-family and multifamily residences in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This one-of-a-kind data provides valuable insight that helps support and inform regional efficiency programs and energy planning for years to come.

      More information on the RBSA is now available, including the full dataset and report.

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      Follow the alliance on LinkedIn for the latest updates, insights, and opportunities to participate.

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      New Technology Opportunity: Central Heat Pump Water Heaters

      There’s lots of talk about residential heat pump water heaters, but the market for central heat pump water heaters is rapidly growing. In this interview, NEEA Senior Product Manager Geoff Wickes and Albert Rooks of Small Planet Supply dive into how the technology works and the benefits of central heat pump water heaters for multifamily homes.

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      Looking for the Electric & Natural Gas Advanced Water Heating Specifications?

      Find the most recent electric and natural gas Advanced Water Heating Specifications and all supporting documentation, including the Qualified Products List.

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      Transforming the Energy Efficiency Marketplace

      The alliance represents the market power of the Northwest’s 13 million consumers, working to build trust and credibility with regional and national entities. View NEEA's current bylaws, the Board Manual and 2020-2024 Budget by funding organization.