SEE Action Network

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is composed of eight working groups that advance recommendations for the design and implementation of state and local energy efficiency policies and programs.

The working groups are organized around the largest opportunities to increase state and local investment in energy efficiency. Each working group includes stakeholders and experts from across the country representing state and local governments, associations, business leaders, non-government organizations, and others. SEE Action working groups are under the guidance of the Executive Group. 

Executive Group 

SEE Action Executive Group members provide vision, strategic direction, and drive to ensure SEE Action reaches its goal.

Customer Information and Behavior Working Group 

SEE Action’s Customer Information and Behavior Working Group focuses on reducing energy consumption through behavior-based energy efficiency programs and strategies.

Jessica Burdette, Working Group Co-Chair, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group 

SEE Action’s Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Working Group supports investment in energy efficiency by working to improve the credibility and timeliness of the EM&V practice.

Tom Eckman, Working Group Co-Chair, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group 

The Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group focuses on improving energy efficiency in commercial-scale public and private buildings by promoting solutions for whole-building and organization-wide improvements.

Eric Coffman, Working Group Co-Chair, Montgomery County, Maryland
Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, Working Group Co-Chair, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Financing Solutions Working Group 

The Financing Solutions Working Group seeks to increase energy efficiency financing program confidence, capital and convenience and provide needed information to create, implement and sustain successful energy efficiency financing programs.

Bryan Garcia, Working Group Co-Chair, Connecticut Green Bank
Bruce Schlein, Working Group Co-Chair, Citi

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Working Group 

SEE Action’s Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (IEE/CHP) Working Group addresses cost savings opportunities in the US manufacturing sector by sharing successful practices for state and local policies that encourage industry’s adoption of energy efficiency measures and implementation of CHP. 

Todd Currier, Working Group Co-Chair, Washington State University Extension Energy Program
Chadwick I. Smith, Working Group Co-Chair, The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority

Residential Retrofit Working Group 

SEE Action’s Residential Retrofit Working Group aims to accelerate the establishment of a self-sustaining home energy upgrade industry by providing key information on successful practices in residential energy efficiency policy and program design to state and local policymakers, building owners and contractors. 

Frank J Murray Jr., Working Group Co-Chair, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (former)
Brian Castelli, Working Group Co-Chair, Home Performance Coalition

Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group 

The Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group provides assistance and tools to policy makers and other stakeholders with roles in the relevant oversight forums on potential solutions for motivating utilities to lead to significantly increased energy efficiency.

This working group is currently inactive.

Building Energy Codes Working Group 

The Building Energy Codes Working Group works to increase the adoption of and compliance with building energy codes and standards for new buildings and renovations to existing buildings.

This working group is currently inactive.