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The Bottom Line of Green is Blue: How ENERGY STAR® is Transforming Home-Building While Generating Economic and Environmental Impacts

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Prepared by Lisa Surprenant, Michael Mernick, and David Meisegeier of ICF International for the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting, June 2006. This paper analyzes the challenges that revised federal residential energy efficiency standards posed to ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, describes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) programmatic and technical responses, and identifies lessons for the European Union’s evolving residential energy efficiency regime.

Authored By

  • Mike Mernick

    Senior Vice PresidentICF International

    Mike Mernick has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He is the senior manager for ICF's support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR residential, product labeling, and commercial and industrial programs.

    Previously, Mr. Mernick was responsible for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) statutorily mandated energy assistance programs within several region one states. He was a founding member of the board of directors for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and serves in an advisory capacity on the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC). In 2004, he received the B.H. Prasad Award as Contributor of the Year from the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP).

  • David Meisegeier

    Technical DirectorICF International

    David Meisegeier has 18 years of experience in energy efficiency and pollution prevention for the residential and commercial sectors. His professional skills include design and implementation of strategic energy efficiency and demand reduction programs; market and technology assessments of energy efficient products and systems; and information technology development. He leads ICF’s residential energy efficiency team of energy analysts, marketers, account managers, communications specialists, and trainers. The team provides full-service support to public and private residential energy efficiency programs across the country, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR residential programs.

    He holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

Insight Details

Published: Jun 1, 2006
Authors: , , Lisa Suprenant
Source: ICF International

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