Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of energy policy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, with states increasingly seeing the value of pursuing energy efficiency as a least-cost resource that delivers a myriad of proven economic, environmental and social benefits. NEEP's Policy Outreach & Analysis team conducts research and analysis related to best practices in the efficient use of energy in buildings and industry. We serve as a resource to policymakers and program administrators, among others.
In the 2019 Building Decarbonization Public Policy Framework, NEEP identifies innovative and advanced policy mechanisms that can be used to achieve deep decarbonization of the building sector, a critical component to economy-wide decarbonization. Comprehensive policy can transition the fossil fuel economy into a new, green economy that is environmentally sustainable, economically secure, and socially just. At minimum this includes: