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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has spent over a billion dollars on DSM since 1982. BPA's Super Good Cents (SGC) program focuses on increasing the efficiency of new, electrically-heated residential construction by offering incentives for efficiency that met the Northwest Power Planning Council's Model Conservation Standards (MCS).

The Super Good Cents program, which commenced in 1984, was part of a two-pronged implementation effort. The SGC program was a marketing and education program promoting energy-efficient building practices. The other prong of the effort was a building code adoption program called Early Adopter. Both programs were designed to take advantage of the opportunity cost of building new homes to higher energy efficiency standards rather than trying to retrofit them at some later date. Inversely, both programs were designed to avoid the lost opportunity of not building energy-efficient homes in the first place.

The objectives of making both the public and the home builders aware of the SGC program and the advantages of a well-insulated home were largely achieved. The participation rate for certified SGC homes built within the BPA service territory (25%), however, fell short of the program's stated goals.

In 1991 SGC provided BPA and its retail utilities with 30.8 GWh of energy savings and 3.99 average megawatts of capacity, at a cost of $10.9 million. These savings were achieved by providing incentives for increased ceiling, wall, floor, and slab perimeter insulation; duct insulation for heating and cooling systems; double or triple pane windows; and thermally improved doors. Through 1991 BPA paid $1,000 for each site-built home constructed to SGC standards, and $2,000 for new manufactured housing.

The overall results of SGC have to be considered excellent. In 1991 the states of Washington and Oregon, representing 90% of the new home starts within the BPA service territory, adopted building codes whose specifications met the SGC standards. This required BPA to reevaluate the program and to set higher building standards for the 1992 SGC program.




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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

Our Niche & Strengths

Our Niche & Strengths

IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

Our Major Clients

Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

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IIEC operates through its offices in India, Thailand and Philippines.  Read more...

Our Team

Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

Our Board

Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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