The MEEA Policy Webinar: National Study on the Energy Savings of Appliance Standards was held on Thursday March 29, 2012. The webinar outlined the recently released report, The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards by the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The webinar highlighted some of the key findings from the report, particularly the enormous savings that have already been achieved from existing standards and the potential for additional savings from new and updated standards. The report reviewed 34 products, and the webinar focused on three areas: products appropriate for state standards; products where state support is requested at the federal level; and products currently covered by utility programs. A regional look was given on the current and potential cost effective savings from appliance standards, as well as an in-depth look at specific natural gas-fired products that are relevant to the Midwest including: clothes washers, boilers, furnaces, and unit heaters. The webinar concluded with a discussion that focused on gas programs and analysis of the potential impact of standards on the cost effectiveness of utility programs.
View/download the presentation from SlideShare below, and also see the attached Q&A document which covers the questions and answers from the webinar since the audio source was not usable for this posting.