As NEEP continues to advance our mission of carbon reduction, we must stop to consider the achieved successes as well as the remaining potential for market transformation of energy efficiency. The commercial sector is a large energy user and the energy sources used today are primarily carbon-intensive sources. While efficiency measures have brought the commercial sector to a more efficient place, there is more work to be done.
This report explores why many commercial customers are not yet embracing efficiency as well as several new financing, technology, and policy changes to achieve success for commercial sector efficiency. Getting customers to “yes” and overcoming these challenges to achieve comprehensive commercial efficiency projects at scale requires a fresh perspective, new approaches, and coordination across stakeholders. This report offers strategies and solutions to achieve success in transforming the efficiency of the commercial sector.