Today ACEEE releases a new user-oriented tool to assist local policymakers and stakeholders in advancing appropriate energy efficiency policies within their community. The Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C) allows users to enter characteristics about their community, learn about and customize policy options, draw on a database of energy and economic data, and compare the estimated impacts of different policy choices across time. Outputs include energy savings, cost savings, pollution reduction, net jobs, and others. Currently the tool includes policies focused on two economic sectors: existing public buildings and existing residential buildings.
While LEEP-C is primarily designed to analyze local policy options, it is also applicable to issues of interest to state, regional, and national policymakers and stakeholders. It is the newest addition to a suite of resources developed by ACEEE aimed at providing technical assistance to states and communities, including our state policy database, local policy case studies, and state and local technical assistance toolkits. Read more about the capabilities and uses of LEEP-C in the related blog post. And don’t forget to download LEEP-C and discover the energy efficiency opportunities available in your community!