The National Efficiency Screening Project (NESP) joins organizations and individuals with a common interest in improving the way that utility customer-funded electricity and natural gas energy efficiency resources are screened for cost-effectiveness.

NESP’s mission is to improve efficiency screening practices throughout the United States. By improving cost-effectiveness testing, NESP seeks to help decision-makers determine which efficiency resources are in the public interest, and what level of investment in these resources is appropriate.

NESP is currently working to develop a National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM) that will provide comprehensive guidance regarding how to create and implement screening tests. To find out more about the National Standard Practice Manual project, click here

Prior to launching National Standard Practice Manual project, NESP worked with stakeholders across the U.S. and Canada to develop the Resource Value Framework (RVF), a set of principles that can be adopted by any state or jurisdiction seeking to ensure that its cost-effectiveness tests provide accurate, meaningful information. NESP’s work on the RVF informs the current National Standard Practice Manual project. For more information about the RVF, click here

NESP is a stakeholder organization, and is open to all organizations and individuals with a commitment to working collaboratively to improve cost-effectiveness screening practices. To find out more about NESP, and to join, click here

NESP is coordinated by the Home Performance Coalition. To find out more, click here