Presenter: Todd Levin, Argonne National Laboratory

To cost-effectively spur energy efficiency improvements in the small buildings and small portfolios (SBSP) sector, this project is evaluating how to expand commercial upstream incentive approaches to a level that will be nationally replicated. In particular, the project will test a Commercial Upstream Incentive Regional Roll-Out program—which incentivizes business-to-business distributors and suppliers for building maintenance, repair, and operation—to address region-specific challenges, such as regulatory constraints and energy pricing dynamics. By collaborating with regional energy partners and building on expertise from earlier commercial upstream incentive projects, this effort aims to help utility energy efficiency programs overcome common barriers to engaging SBSP audiences.

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