The cleanest and least expensive energy is the energy you never have to consume

American Efficient partners with manufacturers, retailers, contractors, developers, installers, electric utilities and grid operators to develop and manage portfolios of energy efficiency resources.


Residential and commercial energy-saving technologies

There are numerous products that can be installed in a home or business that use less energy than the technology they replace. An increasing percentage are also “connected,” giving these devices and their owners the ability to react to real-time demand for energy. Below are some indicative technologies. Most of these product installations have a value to grid operators - meaning they may be eligible for American Efficient incentive programs.

Residences, while not the predominant building type in the US by total square footage, contain many, fairly easy-to-implement opportunities to add value to the grid through efficiency and demand response.

Building Envelope

Insulation, weather-stripping and efficient glazing all contribute to reducing heating/cooling load.

Water Heater

second only to heating and cooling as a source of load in the typical home


Those with the most advanced potential for reducing energy consumption, “plug load”


Significant impacts can be gained from replacing incandescent lighting with high efficiency lamps and fixtures utilizing CFLs, LEDs etc.


Energy storage systems (ESS) can not only provide standby power in a utility outage but can also enable homeowners to choose when to use the grid or their own “assets”

Smart Thermostat

These devices “learn” from your energy usage patterns and help you optimize both comfort and cost of heating and cooling

Distributed Generation

Any means of producing energy for the home “behind the meter”; used to supplement and/or replace grid power

Heating & Cooling

At least half of the energy consumed in the average American house

Commercial building energy consumption by source varies much more than in residential buildings, based on geography, size and use.

Building Controls

Next to lighting, the quickest return on investment in commercial buildings.


Significant impacts can be gained from not only replacing older fluorescent ballasts with high efficiency LED fixtures but also by utilizing occupancy and ambient light sensors as well as de-lamping and providing task lighting.

Distributed Generation

Many more options exist for business to utilize both on and offsite renewables to decrease the price paid for total energy consumption, including hosting third-party-owned rooftop solar.

Heating & Cooling

The primary source of load in commercial buildings, includes ventilation, dehumidification and often re-heat of chilled air.

Data Server

Not only contribute plug load but also cooling load.

Our Programs

American Efficient has built a best-in-class model for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient technologies.

American Efficient can work with more types of energy efficiency installations, in more places, and with less friction than other financing partners. American Efficient works with partners to incentivize millions of installations across the country.

Getting Started is Easy

First, our team will help you look through your firm's energy efficiency installations and identify which ones are eligible. American Efficient will also determine the incentive value of each installation.

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Second, based on our geographic footprint and yours, we will co-develop an approved territory where installations will be eligible to receive American Efficient financing.

Third, Launch your new program and start enrolling installations!

We address a wide a range of products in a large geographic territory.

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Our Impact

Our programs are running in thousands of locations across 23 states, making millions of distributed energy resources available to the electric system.

millions of units incentivized
4 avoided conventional power plants
10 million+ tCO2e avoided

Why We Do It

"Since 1990, energy efficiency has become the third-largest electricity resource in the United States; without it, we would need the equivalent of 313 additional large power plants to meet the country’s energy needs. If savings from appliance standards, utility programs, and building codes reached their full potential, efficiency would become our nation’s largest electricity resource by 2030"

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

With technologies we have today, we could profitably reduce overall energy consumption by more than 10% overall and peak demand by more than 20% overall.

Electric Power Research Institute

US and Canadian programs report gross savings of nearly 29,590 GWh of electricity and nearly 496 million therms of gas in 2015, resulting in an aggregate 23.4 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions. US and Canadian administrators reported that demand response programs reduced capacity by 34,950 MW, with programs in the west (47 percent) and south (41 percent) accounting for the majority.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Our Team

We are a team with broad public, private, and social sector experience

American Efficient is passionate about using our expertise in bringing distributed energy innovations to market to serve consumers and the public.

Yousef AbuGharbieh

Head of Organizational Excellence

Daniel Arneman


Sterling Bowen

Senior Director, Residential EE

Bo Clayton


Pete Curtice


Tyler Curtis

Head of Research and Development

Tayler Dalpe

Senior Director of Finance

Luke Fishback

Senior Director, Market Operations

Angela Fox

Head of Market Operations

Samantha McCormick

Senior Accountant

Kara Mountcastle

Program Manager

Boris Nikolic

Senior Director, Trading

John Silkey

Senior Director, Industrial EE

April Smith

Director of Finance

David Storelli

Senior Research Analyst

Jeff Trawick

Director, Software Engineering


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