Oct 4: Energy Efficiency Day highlights urgency of energy-saving efforts to lower bills, cut pollution, create jobs

Organizers announce a daylong national campaign to increase public awareness and education on energy efficiency
September 27, 2023

Josh Valentine, SWEEP | jvalentine@swenergy.org
Energy Efficiency Day | info@energyefficiencyday.org


[WASHINGTON, DC] – In the wake of President Biden’s unprecedented investment in energy efficiency upgrades as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, an expansive network of individuals, businesses, utilities, and local governments will recognize Wednesday, October 4 as the 8th annual Energy Efficiency Day and highlight the vital role efficiency plays in reducing energy waste, organizers announced today.

This coalition reflects the growing, broad-based support for energy efficiency as an easy and cost-effective way to save energy, cut pollution, and create jobs, especially now as the United States solidifies its commitment to climate and clean energy goals. Energy efficiency directly employs more than two million workers nationwide, more than any other single energy sector, with energy efficiency jobs in 99% of U.S. counties. It powers a third of the U.S. economy, affecting every home, vehicle, business, and industry. It’s also a proven, equitable way to slash energy use and its climate-warming emissions.

In 2022, 47 universities, states, cities, and counties issued proclamations recognizing the importance of Energy Efficiency Day and its vast benefits. The U.S. Senate may declare October 4, 2023, as Energy Efficiency Day “in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits” driven by efficiency, as it has in prior years. A full list of supporters and proclamations is available here.

Supporters can join the conversation on X, using the #EEDay2023 hashtag, throughout the day on October 4. Organizers encourage individuals and organizations to share energy efficiency tips and success stories on social media.


Energy Efficiency Day is an annual collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency. A full list of partners and more information on the origins of Energy Efficiency Day can be found here