The key to broad implementation of energy efficiency programs is the availability and performance of state-of-the-art technologies and best practices. The SPEED program provides the right ingredients to educate stakeholders, influence product improvement and drive adoption of market-based solutions that can cost-effectively meet the needs of energy and facility managers.

Key Technology Partners
SPEED partners play a pivotal role. Central among them are:

  • California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) - accelerating the development and commercialization of energy efficient lighting and daylighting technologies. Learn More »
  • Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) - identifying new technologies, disseminating information, and implementing programs that reduce cooling system electrical demand and energy consumption.
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Innovations in energy efficiency developed through PIER aim toward “50% solutions” — technologies that can cut energy use by half or more. The result is an impressive list of cutting-edge lighting, HVAC and energy management technologies that, thanks to SPEED, have been demonstrated across California, and are starting to be deployed in mainstream energy efficiency programs, saving energy and stimulating market demand to meet the state’s energy reduction goals.

A number of research partners and innovative product manufacturers have joined with PIER to deliver the most promising solutions available. The SPEED program's role is to prove the technologies in demonstration settings, create information on their performance in actual applications, and, enhance them through the results of field performance, technology assessment and feedback on possible expanded applications.