Seattle, WA- In recognition of the second annual national Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) on October 5, 2017, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council is joining regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting 2.2 million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, operations, construction and other fields – most of which can’t be outsourced overseas. This year, EE Day offers a national light bulb challenge to encourage engagement by residents and businesses alike.
“NEEC is happy to support EEDay. Energy efficiency makes economic sense. There is no better long-term strategy than eliminating waste and increasing productivity – at home and in the workplace. Energy efficiency also provides a broader stimulus across the economy when saved energy dollars are spent on more productive outcomes” said Stan Price, Executive Director, NEEC.
NEEC advocates an affordable, energy efficient future for commercial, industrial and residential customers by:
- Promoting energy efficient products and services as the cleanest and lowest cost energy resource;
- Serving as the voice of the industry in state and local program and policy issues;
- Providing members with the most up-to-date information within the industry.
An energy-efficient economy is free to thrive and innovate. Electricity use was 5 percent lower in 2016 than in 2010, while the U.S. economy grew by almost 13 percent over those years, demonstrating that efficiency and economic growth go hand-in-hand. Reducing the energy used by manufacturers, homes and businesses benefits everyone – especially energy bill-payers. The average household, for example, saves almost $500 every year from efficiency standards for common appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators and water heaters.
About Northwest Energy Efficiency Council: NEEC is a non-profit trade association of the energy efficiency industry in the Pacific Northwest. NEEC member companies provide energy efficiency products and services and assist in the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs.
About #EEDay2017: On October 5, 2017, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others will join to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency and take the national light bulb challenge as part of the second annual national Energy Efficiency Day. Learn more at www.energyefficiencyday.org