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SWEEP publishes reports and presentations on a variety of topics related to energy efficiency in the Southwest. Our reports and presentations are grouped into the following categories:

Our State Fact Sheets serve as a primer on energy consumption and energy efficiency in the southwestern states. They are updated annually and are based on data from the Energy Information Administration, US Census, and other sources.

The Case Studies in this section profile energy-efficient buildings, businesses, homes and other projects in each state.


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Check out SWEEP's
most recent publications:

Policies to Promote Electric Vehicles in the Southwest: A State Government Report Card
May 2013  (PDF - 5 MB)

More widespread adoption of electric vehicles in southwestern states will bring important public benefits, including cleaner air and lower fuel costs. This report issues "report card" grades for six states for state government policies that advance EVs.


Energy Code Implementation: A Planning Guide for Building Departments
April 2013
(PDF - 686 KB)

This guide provides advice and a case study for municipal planning departments to use when phasing in updated building energy codes.


Utility Strategic Energy Management Programs
March 2013 (PDF - 2 MB)

Three successful utility strategic energy management programs from the Northwest pave the way for other utilities considering this type of program.


Energy Efficiency at Fort Collins Utilities: A Role Model for Publicly Owned Utilities
Feb 2013  (PDF - 2 MB)

Fort Collins Utilities has demonstrated that a small publicly-owned utility can implement highly effective energy efficiency programs that benefit its customers. Other publicly-owned utilities should replicate what this utility has done.