Our Niche: Where Policy Meets Practice
Support Policy Development
Work in partnership with other leading institutions to embed implementable energy efficiency considerations in law, policy, and procedures.
Implement Climate-friendly Policies
• Develop strategies and action plans to accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency projects and market transformation programs.
• Test and prove implementation strategies for scale-up through pilot programs, innovative finance, and cost-effective monitoring and verification systems.
• Build stakeholder capacity for implementing energy-efficient solutions and practices through outreach, training, and hand-holding.
Cultivate Public-Private Partnerships
Recommend institutional designs for public-private partnerships, with incentive structures and business models to highlight public interest in private activities.
Promote Energy Efficient Technology
Work with industry and R&D centers to perform market characterizations, develop test procedures and standards and labeling regimes to improve supply chains of energy-efficient technology systems.
Encourage Innovation for Energy Efficiency
Work on the ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with institutions to conceptualize and construct innovative approaches, which break traditional disciplinary barriers to climate-friendly energy efficiency programs.