- Expansion of state and utility energy efficiency
programs. SWEEP is developing, analyzing, and
advocating energy efficiency incentives, savings
goals, and savings requirements. Due in part to
SWEEP's efforts, funding for electric utility energy
efficiency and load management programs in the
Southwest increased from about $21 million in 2001
to $250 million in 2009.
- Demand-side management (DSM) programs. SWEEP is
assisting utilities throughout the region in the
design and analysis of DSM programs for both
households and businesses. We have had an impact on
programs now being implemented by all major electric
utilities in the region, as well as a number of
natural gas utilities.
homes and commercial buildings. SWEEP is
supporting the adoption of stronger building energy
codes throughout the region as well as code
implementation and enforcement efforts. In addition,
SWEEP is promoting construction of new homes and
commercial buildings that are 25-50% more
energy-efficient than minimum code requirements, and
strategies for expanding retrofit of existing homes
- Transportation efficiency. SWEEP is advancing
state and regional policies that will increase the
fuel efficiency of new vehicles as well as reduce
motor vehicle use (vehicle-miles traveled).
- Industrial efficiency. SWEEP is launching an
Industrial Energy Efficiency Challenge Program for
industries in Colorado and is supporting industrial
efficiency efforts in other Southwest states.
- Combined heating, cooling, and power. SWEEP is
promoting greater adoption the adoption of combined
heating, cooling, and power (CHP) systems. We
partner with another organization to implement the
Intermountain Clean Energy Application Center.
and training. SWEEP has prepared web-based energy
efficiency guides for businesses in
Utah. In addition, SWEEP has helped to train
builders and contractors on energy-efficient new
construction and energy retrofit techniques.
development and sharing. SWEEP provides
news, program summaries,
case studies, and
publications through this website and other
venues. In addition, SWEEP organizes
workshops to foster exchange of information on
state-of-the-art technologies, policies and