SPEER’s Second Annual Summit schedule has been released. Please visit our Summit page for more details on keynote speakers, working session topics and how to register. Early bird registration is still open.

Texas now has 13 certified Energy Code Ambassadors who can provide peer – to – peer assistance and advice to code enforcement professionals. These Ambassadors are distributed across different geographical areas of the state; please visit our Energy Code Ambassador page for more on this project or to obtain contact information for an Ambassador in your area.

SPEER, along with four other regional energy efficiency organizations working in 42 states recently recommended the U.S. EPA count increased efficiency of energy use toward carbon emissions standards for existing power plants. EPA is under Presidential directive to issue proposed emission standards by June 1, 2014.  In the policy report developed by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), the organizations asked the EPA to craft standards that enable states to make full use of energy efficiency, which is a cost-effective way to reduce power plant carbon emissions.

On Wednesday at the Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference SPEER’s Executive Director, Doug Lewin and Deputy Director, Chris Herbert are scheduled to participate in breakout sessions as speakers. Doug will engage in the Existing Buildings session and Chris Herbert will participate in the Advancing Energy Codes session. For a full schedule schedule visit the CATEE Conference program page.