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FAQ

Appliances

Q: Does ACEEE recommend and/or sell appliances?

A: The organizations listed below provide information on energy-efficient products. We recommend working with experienced contractors who will select and install appliances accurately; this improves their efficiency. ACEEE does not rate or sell appliances.

For home appliances, including kitchen appliances, laundry equipment, room air conditioners and electronics, consult the ENERGY STAR qualified product listings. Select the product and then look for "product list" at the right side of the page. For clothes washers and dishwashers that are even more efficient than ENERGY STAR, visit the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)’s qualifying product lists.

For furnaces and boilers, consult ENERGY STAR as described above or go to GAMA's certified product directories.

For water heaters, go to GAMA's certified product directories.

For central air conditioners and heat pumps, search the CEE Directory of ARI Verified Equipment. You can limit your search by selecting higher "tiers" of efficiency under "CEE Tier" and selecting the proper size (cooling capacity) for your home (if you have that information).

Q: How do I find tax credits for energy-efficient appliances?

A: Visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project and the ACEEE Consumer Resources page for information on tax credits.

Buildings

Q: Does ACEEE conduct energy audits?

A: We recommend that you contact your local utility.  

Cars

Q: Where can I find information on your Greener Cars guide?

A: This guide is online at GreenerCars.org.

Jobs

Q: How can I find a job at ACEEE or a similar energy efficiency organization?

A: Visit our jobs page to view current listings from ACEEE and other groups. You can also post advertisements there. We also recommend networking; attending local energy-related events, participating in discussions on LinkedIn, and connecting with people in the field.  

Mailing Lists

Q: How do I add my name to the ACEEE mailing list (or remove my name from the list)?

A: Log into the account management page on our Web site to update your subscriptions.

Organization and Funding

Q: Is ACEEE a membership organization? If so, how can I join?

A: We welcome donations from individuals and organizations, although we are not a membership organization. We offer an Ally Program for organizations that support our mission. If you are an individual interested in supporting ACEEE, please visit our donation page

Q: What organizations fund ACEEE?

A: Our funding page lists the organizations that support our work.

Publications

Q: How can I order a copy of one of your publications?

A: Our research reports and white papers are now free. To order copies of our conference proceedings or the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, visit our store (forthcoming). For information about bulk orders, standing orders, rush orders, international orders and shipping, visit the Publications Information page (forthcoming).

Q: May I reproduce your literature or Web site text in other online or print publications?

A: View our copyright page (forthcoming) for information about reprinting our work.

Research

Q: I would like to talk with a researcher at ACEEE. Whom should I contact?

A: Here is a list of ACEEE research experts and their specialties.

Q: Would ACEEE be interested in collaborating with my organization on a project?

A: To propose research collaborations, please visit our list of experts and contact someone who specializes in your area of interest.

Web Site

Q: If I have a correction for the ACEEE Web site, whom should I contact?

A: For Web site corrections, please e-mail Eric Schwass.

Q: Would you be willing to link to our Web site?

A: To recommend a link for our Web site, please e-mail Eric Schwass.

Q: I have trouble viewing your Web site in my browser.

A: This site is best viewed on the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.