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

American Efficient is one of the largest energy efficiency aggregators in the United States. We operate projects in collaboration with major manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to facilitate the adoption of energy efficient products and aggregate, measure, verify and deliver their energy savings for wholesale energy markets.

Our Platform

American Efficient has built a best-in-class model to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficiency measures.

Since 2013, we have enabled energy efficiency to participate in capacity markets as a supply-side resource. American Efficient facilitates the manufacture, distribution, and sale of energy-efficient products and ultimately transforms energy savings into energy resources that benefit the grid and customers.

Origination

Our team creates partnerships with the world's largest home improvement retailers and manufacturers. We acquire the exclusive contractual rights to the energy savings associated with eligible energy-efficient products such as lighting products, showerheads, appliances, and envelope sealing for spaces.

R&D

Through extensive technical analysis, literature reviews, and metering studies, we quantify the energy savings and develop Measurement & Verification protocols, as required by the wholesale energy markets.

Energy Market Participation

American Efficient participates in forward wholesale capacity market auctions, creating financially-binding commitments. This enables more clean, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy.

Installations

Residential, commercial and industrial energy-saving technologies

There are numerous energy-efficient products already in homes or businesses across America. Below are some indicative technologies. Most of these products have a value to the grid- American Efficient’s goal is to aggregate, measure, verify, and deliver the capacity reductions achieved by those products.

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

Appliances

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

Lighting

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

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.

Lighting

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.

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.

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There is a vast amount of energy savings available by optimizing equipment used in industrial manufacturing processes.

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Upgrading air movement, control, and ventilation technologies leads to bottom line savings and improved comfort.

Pumps and Circulators

Industrial Pumps and Circulators are integral to the manufacturing process to move fluids from place to place and an opportunity for energy savings.

Motors (VFD/VSD)

Motors are the engine of industrial processes. Industrial facilities have lots of opportunity to install more energy efficient motors and drives.

Compressors

Compressed air systems are chronic energy hogs and often overlooked. Installing efficient compressors and sealing leaks can be a big source for energy savings.

UPS

Voltage conditioning technologies can add unnecessary electrical load and increase cooling needs.

Benefits

Why Work With American Efficient

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Partners

Additional revenue for bottom line, sales force training, or to drive further stocking of efficient products. American Efficient partnership helps offset the risk of stocking new efficient products, investing in sustainability efforts, and any other business needs to sell energy-efficient products

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Customers

Savings from reduced energy use, lower energy prices

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Utilities

Increased grid reliability, sustainability and affordability and less need for capital intensive generation infrastructure or transmission upgrades

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Environment

Reduced carbon emissions

Getting Started is Easy

First, our team will engage with large energy efficiency retailers and manufacturers to evaluate energy efficient products and identify which ones are eligible for inclusion in our project. American Efficient will also determine the value of each product.

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Second, based on geographic footprint, we will co-develop an approved territory where products will be eligible to participate in the partnership with American Efficient.

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Third, launch a new program.

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

“Energy efficiency is the first fuel"

International Energy Agency

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.

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Daniel Arneman

Director

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Sterling Bowen

Head of Residential EE

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Bo Clayton

CIO

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Pete Curtice

CEO

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Tyler Curtis

Head of Research and Development

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Luke Fishback

Senior Director, Market Operations

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Angela Fox

Head of Market Operations

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Latitia Haskins

Director, Software Engineering

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Meg Kelly

Head of Commercial EE

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Elena Mannion

Product Operations Analyst

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Kara Mountcastle

Director of Program Operations

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Boris Nikolic

Senior Director, Trading

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Sunny Patel

Associate, Software Engineering

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John Piehler

Senior Analyst

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Locke Raper

Senior Director, New Business Development

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Philip Semanchuk

Director, Software Engineering

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April Smith

Director of Finance

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Tim Smith

Senior Director, Trading

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David Storelli

Director of M&V

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