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  • Seattle City Light Energy Management Services Programs
    Provides information on the Seattle City Light programs to improve energy efficiency and resource efficiency including the BuiltSmart and other residential programs (206) 684-4286, Energy Smart Design and other business programs (206) 684-3254, and Building Commissioning assistance (206) 684-3274.
  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
    See the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (includes light bulbs to furnaces and air conditioning to clothes washers), and other publications such as research reports and Summer Study Proceedings at ACEEE publications.
  • 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.
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)
    Provides information on all the U.S. Department of Energy programs, research, and new technologies. Key pages for energy efficiency in design and construction include homes and buildings.
  • Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)
    A professional and trade group promoting energy efficient and affordable housing, including construction and design practices that help protect the environment.
  • Energy Ideas Clearinghouse (EIC)
    Since 1990, the Energy Ideas Clearinghouse has served energy professionals in the Pacific Northwest by providing centralized access to comprehensive and objective information, education, resources, and technical assistance for increasing energy efficiency.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Building Technologies Program
    Provides access to research on windows and daylighting design as well as a downloadable "Tips for Daylighting with Windows - The Integrated Approach" and links to other sites to obtain additional publications and information.
  • Lighting Design Lab
    The Lighting Design Lab will encourage 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 which lists the U-factors for literally millions of products as well as Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visible Transmittance (VT).
  • Oregon Department of Energy - Building Commissioning
    Contains links to documents that summarize the benefits of building commissioning, as well as providing examples of savings in energy, cost, air quality, comfort, and productivity from commissioning.
  • 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.

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