Publications on Energy Conservation and Green Building










  • E-Vision 2002, Shaping Our Future by Reducing Energy Intensity in the U.S. Economy: Volume I: Proceedings of the Conference2002

    David S. Ortiz, Jerry Sollinger

    The E-Vision 2002 Conference, held in May 2002, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy as a step toward implementing a key recommendation of the Bush administration's National Energy Policy. It gathered 150 of the nation's leading energy experts to discuss ways of reducing the country's energy intensity. This volume and the additional volume enclosed on CD-ROM contain the presentations and discussions that took place at the conference, including the identification of goals and the means to achieve them. It is a key work for those involved in implementing the National Energy Policy.

  • Research Priorities of the Supporting Industries Program: Linking Industrial R&D Needs2002

    Richard Silberglitt, David R. Howell, Lance Sherry

    The U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies (DOE/IT) program supports partnerships with industries interested in developing new technologies to improve energy efficiency and productivity. This study identifies research challenges in materials and materials processing involving five key industries in the DOE/IT Supporting Industries (SI) program. RAND created a database of performance targets, research needs, research projects, and research areas to identify links between the SI program and other DOE/IT programs that could facilitate the achievement of research goals.

  • State-Level Changes in Energy Intensity and Their National Implications2003

    Mark A. Bernstein, Katya Fonkych, Sam Loeb, David S Loughran

    The 2001 National Energy Policy calls for continued reductions in energy intensity (energy consumption per dollar of gross economic output). This study was part of an effort to identify state-level factors that may contribute to efficient energy use nationwide. The authors examined changes in energy intensity in 48 states and in the states' energy-consuming sectors from 1977 through 1999. Some factors that may explain differences in states' energy intensity are energy prices, new construction, capacity utilization, population, climate, tech innovations, and government energy policies.