California Energy Commission - The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, the Commission has five major responsibilities:
- Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data
- Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger
- Promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards
- Developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy
- Planning for and directing state response to energy emergency
Connecticut Light and Power - Connecticut Light and Power serves over 1 million electric customers throughout Connecticut. It develops and manages an extensive portfolio of conservation and load management programs to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residences and commercial buildings, to promote new efficient energy technologies and to provide its customer base energy education.
Efficiency Vermont - The work of Efficiency Vermont is founded in the Vermont traditions of industriousness and frugality. As Vermont's statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont partners with individuals and businesses across the state to reduce electric use and costs. These efforts make our economy stronger by reducing the amount of money that leaves Vermont to pay for more costly electricity supply. Efficiency investments also help protect our environment by reducing the pollution caused by electricity production.
Lighting Research Center - The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting and offer the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since it began in 1988, it has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. It provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals.
At the LRC, they investigate lighting issues and educate the next generation of lighting leaders. Our programs cover a range of activities including both laboratory testing of lighting products and real-world demonstration and evaluation of lighting products and designs. They conduct research into energy efficiency, new products and technologies, lighting design, and human factors issues.
North Carolina Daylighting Consortium - The purpose of the North Carolina Daylighting Consortium (NCDLC) is to improve the quality of life of and reduce economic and environmental costs for the citizens of North Carolina through the use of natural light in buildings.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit corporation supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. These entities work together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) - is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 by the New York State Legislature. NYSERDA administers the New York Energy $martSM program, which is designed to support certain public benefit programs during the transition to a more competitive electricity market. The New York Energy $martSM program provides energy efficiency services, including those directed at the low-income sector, research and development, and environmental protection activities.
Some 400 NYSERDA research projects help the State's businesses and municipalities with their energy and environmental problems. Since 1990, NYSERDA has successfully developed and brought into use more than 170 innovative, energy-efficient, and environmentally beneficial products, processes, and services.
U. S. Department of Energy - The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
New sponsors sought - The Daylight Dividends consortium invites other interested parties to join them, as a sponsor, in overcoming the barriers to the effective use of daylighting and the promotion of daylighting for today's buildings.
Please contact Russ Leslie, Lighting Research Center, or phone (518) 687-7100 for additional information.