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Enhancing efficiency in small buildings

Seventhwave’s Marge Anderson and Preservation Green Lab’s Jim Lindberg talk the economic potential for energy efficiency in small buildings. Read the HuffPost blog.

Utility sales growth and shareholder returns

How does distributed generation impact utility sales and shareholder returns? Steve Kihm and Tracy La Haise present an interesting argument that it is not utility sales that drive utility stock returns, but asset growth. Read more.

New directors add geographic diversity to Seventhwave Board

Two directors bring new perspectives to our governance board. Rebecca Stanfield, deputy director for policy at NRDC’s Chicago office, has 20 years of experience in environmental advocacy. Eric Swanson, attorney at Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis, practices energy and environmental law. See all Seventhwave Board members here.

Motivating high users to save energy

We worked with Cool Choices to explore whether engagement games could identify high users and drive them to energy efficiency programs. The answer is, “Yes!” Read the full report.

Seventhwave receives $1 million to advance performance-based design

Seventhwave will receive $1 million from DOE to demonstrate new approaches for procuring high efficiency buildings through its Accelerate Performance project. Performance-based contracts provide an incentive to build efficiently, encourage going beyond code requirement minimums, and provide an excellent return on investment with low risk. Learn more.