Active Efficiency and the Collaborative

Active Efficiency is a key enabler for creating an equitable, adaptable,
and decarbonized energy system.

As energy efficiency enters the digital age, we must coalesce around a shared vision that integrates well-established energy efficiency approaches with the capabilities of smart and connected technologies, distributed energy resources, and key decarbonization strategies. 

Active Efficiency Collaborative Structure

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee oversees the Collaborative. Comprising corporate executives, policymakers, and non-governmental thought leaders, the Steering Committee has the collective capacity to ignite market transformation. The responsibilities of the Steering Committee are to:

  • Provide guidance and approval on Collaborative deliverables, including those generated by the Working Teams.
  • Convene quarterly to discuss Collaborative priorities, projects, interim deliverables, and future avenues for engagement.
  • Promote the work of the Collaborative through a variety of platforms, including marketing materials, events, and/or as a spokesperson.

Active Efficiency Working Teams

The Steering Committee is supported by project-based Active Efficiency Working Teams. The responsibilities of the Working Teams are to engage – primarily through conference calls – every four to six weeks in collaborative discussions on how to advance and promote Active Efficiency in policy, programs, and markets. Working Teams also coordinate on specific, high-priority deliverables (e.g., roundtables, policy roadmaps, white papers), such as by providing feedback, review, and preliminary drafting of materials. The Steering Committee will assess the number and focus of Working Teams on an annual basis and adjust as necessary. The roster of approved 2020 Working Teams include:

  • Strategy Working Team: Dedicated to exploring the substantive boundaries of Active Efficiency and the opportunities to advance policies, programs, and markets that encourage Active Efficiency. As the Team identifies opportunities, it will pursue outlets to push the conversation forward, such as through blogs or roundtables, or development of guiding principles, case studies, or discussion briefs. These activities may serve as launchpads for discussion with the Steering Committee to foster greater collaboration and inform the direction of the Collaborative.
  • Marketing & Branding Working Team: Focused on establishing a campaign to publicize and communicate the Active Efficiency framework and its insights, driving adoption of the concept, participation in the initiative, and deployment of its recommended policies and programs.
  • Performance-based Utility Programs Working Team: Focused on exploring innovative models for performance-based, system-level utility programs delivered by energy service providers, with a focus on existing non-residential buildings.

The Working Team members include representatives from the following organizations:

Ameresco LogoCEC Logo

PUD LogoDupont Logo

Edison Electric Institute LogoGoogle Logo

IFC LogoIntel Logo

LawerenceBerkleyLab-LogoLegrand Logo

Lime Logo NARUC Logo

NASEO Logo National Grid Logo

New York Power Authority LogoRMI Logo

Schneider Electric LogoSeattle City Light Logo

Siemens Logo SMUD Logo

Southern California Edison LogoTrane Logo

TRC LogoUplight Logo


Partners are supporting organizations invited by the Alliance to help raise awareness of the Collaborative and its deliverables through their respective communications platforms (e.g., newsletters, blogs, social media, events). Partners receive Alliance benefits including, but not limited to, acknowledgement of their Partner status and invitations to Collaborative events.