Use Case: Energy Efficiency Program Savings and Participation

Rethinking Energy Data Access: Conquering Barriers to Achieve Local Climate Goals synthesizes key recommendations for local governments, utilities, and utility regulators on how to work together to reform the ways in which data is requested, protected, and shared in order to advance critical goals for each party and benefit local businesses and residents. The report includes an Appendix detailing five use cases from which local governments can pull lessons learned to communicate what kinds of data they are seeking from their utilities and why.

This use case focuses on energy efficiency program savings and participation data, which helps local governments understand trends in energy efficiency program uptake, identify under-represented neighborhoods that could benefit from efficiency, and assess trends in costs related to the implementation of particular measures, which may make them more or less likely to be acted upon by building owners.

*Individual use cases refer to case studies that are presented in more detail within the full report.