Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency Toolkit
The Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Toolkit provides detailed program design and implementation guides for 10 broadly applicable energy efficiency programs. The RDEE Toolkit helps all entities choose successful programs as they advance energy efficiency program funding opportunities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Toolkit focuses on programs that have extensive, proven field experience, along with documentation on program design, program cost, and results. If implemented as directed, these programs should produce clear, measurable, and predictable energy savings and jobs. The Toolkit was developed under the guidance of and with input from the Leadership Group of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, with facilitation support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The complete RDEE Toolkit (PDF) (167 pp., 891K) is now available. The Toolkit includes three major components:
- Planning Guide. Includes key considerations in program selection and budgeting, such as reasonable program costs, energy savings, and jobs to expect from each program.
- Implementation Guide. Includes information about benchmarking, the role and use of implementation contractors, strategies for customer targeting and marketing, training needs and resources, and tracking and estimating results.
- RDEE Program Snapshots and Templates. The snapshots provide a more detailed look at each of the RDEE programs, with information in the categories listed below. This section also includes several RFP and marketing plan templates.
- Target market
- Infrastructure requirements
- Staffing requirements and job creation
- Training needs and resources
- Implementation timeline
- Program performance (savings, cost, and cost-effectiveness)
- Evaluation, measurement & verification (EM&V) support
- Resources and assistance (including links to other materials on the Web)
The RDEE Toolkit addresses the residential and commercial sectors across 10 program areas. (Details are available in the chart below.)
Comments and Feedback
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Inquiries
All questions related to funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should be directed to the DOE Recovery Act Clearinghouse: http://energy.gov/recovery-act or 1-888-DOE-RCVY (1-888-363-7289).
Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency Programs
|Customer/Sector||Program||Measurement & Verification||Job Creation
(Range of skill levels/training; existing training available)
|Residential Lighting and Appliances||ENERGY STAR labeled products. Rebates, tax incentives, early retirement||Deemed Savings||Moderate|
|Residential Retrofit||Tier 1: Energy Audit with Easy Direct Install Measures (CFLs, weather stripping, water heater and pipe insulation)||Deemed Savings||High|
|Tier 2: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR||Measured/Estimated||High|
|Residential/Small Commercial||Efficient HVAC, including SEER rebates, quality installation, and tune-up||Deemed Savings/ Measured/Estimated||High|
|All||Prescriptive (e.g., lighting)||Deemed Savings||Moderate|
|Benchmarking and Performance||Measured||High|
|Custom (including audits)||Measured/Estimated||High|
|On-Site Energy Manager (place and pay for expert energy manager in key facilities for 6 months)||Measured||Moderate|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified Commercial Food Service Equipment||Deemed Savings||Moderate|