The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) supports the adoption of stronger building energy codes throughout the Southwest as well as stronger code implementation and enforcement efforts. SWEEP also promotes the construction of new homes and commercial buildings that are 25-50% more energy efficient than minimum code requirements, and beneficial electrification strategies and policies for expanding the retrofits of existing homes and buildings.
SWEEP leads industrial energy efficiency networking and recognition programs for industries in the Southwest, and actively supports efforts to improve industrial efficiency and beneficial electrification in the region.
SWEEP works to advance state and regional policies that increase the fuel efficiency of new vehicles, promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), expand EV charging infrastructure, develop smart land use policies, increase and expand use of public transit, and reduce motor vehicle use.
SWEEP promotes the expansion and improvement of electric and gas utility energy efficiency, beneficial electrification, and load management programs in the Southwest. We work on legislation and regulations to establish energy savings goals or requirements, decoupling of utility cost recovery and electricity sales, and financial incentives so that utilities and their shareholders are not penalized when they help their customers save energy. We advise utilities as they design and implement energy efficiency programs, and we frequently appear before state utility commissions when utility energy efficiency policies and programs are under review.
SWEEP’s work in Arizona has improved consumer access to energy savings programs and policies, supported vulnerable communities’ transition to clean energy, as well as enabled the influx of more EVs onto the state’s roadways and upgraded energy efficiency in new buildings for better indoor air quality, lower utility bills, and more resilient housing.
SWEEP’s team in Colorado works to help communities harness the economic benefits of energy efficiency, electrification, and clean transportation programs, to provide cleaner and healthier air, lower energy costs, and protection for its most climate vulnerable citizens.
The SWEEP Nevada team helps communities harness the economic and environmental advantages of better energy efficiency and clean transportation programs, resulting in a state with cleaner and healthier air, reduced energy costs, and greater protection for its most climate vulnerable citizens.
SWEEP’s team in New Mexico works to help communities harness the economic advantages of better energy efficiency and clean transportation programs for a state with cleaner and healthier air, lower energy costs, and protection for its most climate vulnerable citizens.
SWEEP partners with Utah Clean Energy (UCE) in Utah to help communities harness the economic and health advantages of energy efficient buildings and industries, and clean transportation programs to achieve healthier air, lower energy costs, and protection for the low-income residents who will be most impacted by our changing climate.