American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Founding Year: 1980

Staff: 61

Budget: ~$9.4m

Naomi Baum (CEO)

A nonprofit organization, “that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We are working for a future in which energy efficiency helps the United States achieve economic prosperity, energy security, and a healthy environment.”

Energy Efficiency Portals:

  • National Energy Efficiency Policy – National policies to improve energy efficiency can reduce oil imports, improve the reliability of the U.S.
  • State Energy Efficiency Policy – A look at state-level energy efficiency programs and policies.
  • Local Energy Efficiency Policy – Local policies related to energy efficiency — implemented at the scale of a municipality, county or metropolitan region — can improve community self-reliance, save consumers and citizen
  • Residential Home & Appliances – American homes use almost 25% of the energy consumed in the United States.
  • Commercial Buildings & Equipment – Commercial buildings account for 19% of the energy consumed in the United States.
  • Industrial Manufacturing & Agriculture – Accounting for about one-third of all end-use energy in the United States, the industrial sector consumes more energy than any other sector.
  • Transportation Vehicles & Systems – The transportation sector consumes approximately 28% of all end-use energy in the United States.
  • Behavior & Human Dimensions – Understanding human behavior is critical for achieving the goals of energy efficiency.
  • Energy Efficiency Programs – The origin of utility-sector energy efficiency programs traces back to the energy crises in the 1970s, when a new concept of “energy conservation” emerged to help customers cope with soaring energy
  • Market Transformation – The term market transformation is the strategic process of intervening in a market to create lasting change in market behavior by removing identified barriers or exploiting opportunities
  • Energy Efficiency Topics – Browse a list of topics related to energy efficiency


  • National Policy Program
  • Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program
  • Buildings Program
  • Industry Program
  • Agriculture Program
  • Transportation Program
  • Economics and Finance Policy Program
  • Behavior and Human Dimensions of Energy Use Program
  • International Program



American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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