California Energy Commission (CEC) The CEC ranks the most energy-efficient appliances available, regardless of brand, on its web site. The Appliances Database contains listings for all appliances currently certified to the California Energy Commission as meeting currently applicable efficiency standards.
Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) The EWC is a coalition of window, door, skylight, and component manufacturers, glass and other component manufacturers, trade associations, utilities, research organizations, government agencies, and others interested in expanding the market for high efficiency fenestration products. The website provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for proper use of efficient windows.
Lighting Design Lab The Lighting Design Lab is a free utility-funded resource for commercial and residential building designers, and specifiers of lighting equipment in the Northwest, to explore energy efficiency and to implement state-of-the-art lighting design through demonstrations, simulations, research, and education.
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Provides information on the energy-efficiency rating, certification, and labeling for glazing products that is required by the Seattle Energy Code. Produces the NFRC Certified Products Directory (CPD) which lists the U-factors for literally millions of products as well as Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visible Transmittance (VT).
PECI A nonprofit organization that provides information related to commissioning and the operation and maintenance of commercial buildings including overviews and case studies, as well as procedural guidelines, specifications, and functional tests.