SAN FRANCISCO - The new Best Practices Benchmarking for Energy Efficiency Programs Web site ( is the online version of the National Energy Efficiency Best Practices Study, a benchmarking study to identify best practices in energy efficiency programs throughout the United States.

The study, funded by the California Public Utilities Commission, divides the energy efficiency universe into 11 categories: six residential categories, four nonresidential categories, and mass-market advertising. For each category, the study profiles a number of programs across the country, then draws on those profiles to determine best practices for energy efficiency programs within that category.

The Web site also provides a search tool for finding relevant profiles and reports based on the goal or structure of the energy efficiency programs.

Publication date: 03/14/2005