Overview

California has ambitious goals for lowering the energy use and carbon footprint of the state’s built environment. A key to achieving these goals is the deployment and use of new and innovative energy efficient technologies and best practices — and the market potential is huge. Yet market transformation is contingent on these products overcoming barriers to commercial success.

SPEED Market Impact DiagramFrom development, through demonstration, and into market adoption, SPEED's unique process generates feedback to continually refine market-based solutions, while influencing codes and standards, and the market for green jobs and investment.
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The State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program drives the market adoption of energy efficient technologies as a part of California’s commitment to a clean energy future. Managed through the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), SPEED has been highly successful in conducting more than 100 demonstrations and other technology-transfer projects to showcase the benefits of best-in-class technology solutions in installations across the state. SPEED is a program of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission.

Taking a collaborative approach to market transformation, SPEED leverages partnerships with manufacturers, technology stakeholders and demonstration hosts. A unique process connects technology development, demonstration and market adoption through a feedback-generating pipeline that not only drives market adoption and energy savings, but also informs product improvement, influences state and national codes and standards and creates a positive market environment for investment and green jobs.

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