Reference Library

ECA has produced a number of energy saving guides with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you save money and energy in your home. This work has helped improve the design of ECA’s energyconservation and housing preservation programs.  Independent evaluation of a number of ECA’s energy conservation programs has also refined our program design. These publications are freely available for download. If you’re interested in purchasing professional prints of our materials, please contact Rachael Barrett at

Energy, solar power, Intelligent Energy Efficiency

From our colleagues at ACEEE

Solar and energy efficiency need to work together like peanut butter and jelly

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By Steven Nadel , Executive Director

Clean Power Plan, Energy, Energy Governance

New mapping tool showcases clean energy policies and projects

ARTICLE BY Frank Jossi 



A new state “community power” mapping tool released this month gives policymakers and activists a national scorecard on state and local clean energy initiatives.

Energy, Heating

From the executive summary: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy.

Climate Change, Clean Power Plan, Sustainable Practices

According to polling by Gallup, Americans are identifying alternative energy as a preference over gas and oil production. Gallup has been asking this question annually since 2011. This year marks the highest percentage prioritizing alternative energy. You can read more by clicking here


Clean and Green Jobs

From the Introduction: To better understand how clean energy is creating jobs in the Keystone State and to examine what policies are needed now to support future job growth, Clean Jobs Pennsylvania analyzes the size and scope of the state’s clean energy economy. Relying on databases and survey data from Pennsylvania employers, this comprehensive report found that the clean energy sector in Pennsylvania in 2015 employed more than 66,000 workers at 5,900 businesses and establishments.

Energy, Weatherization

How Much Does Energy Efficiency Cost?: read more here

Energy Efficiency Lowers the Cost of Clean Power Plan Compliance: read more here

Saving Energy Helps American Families: read more here


The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association has made its Reflective Roof Rebates Database, originally created exclusively for use by the association’s members, available to the public. The database allows users to search for available reflective roof incentives across the United States, and includes a list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits for reflective roof coatings applied to low-slope and steep-slope roofs.


Philadelphia's Kenney Administration has released their Transition Report, and ECA is overjoyed to see such goals as 80% GHG reduction by 2050, LED streetlights, and investing in energy efficiency training. We look forward to seeing these sustainability goals become a reality of the cleaner, greener Philadelphia.