NE SEEP Enhances Energy Efficiency Practices
The Nebraska Energy Office created a State Energy Extension Partnership (SEEP) with the University of NE-Lincoln (UNL) Extension to enhance adoption of energy efficiency practices. Their collaborative project, Nebraska Energy Extension Partnership – Agricultural Efficiency Nexus: Energy, Water, and Food, includes improved communication and planning between the Energy Office and UNL Extension to develop a Nebraska SEEP strategy. The strategy focuses on leveraging existing state and federal energy program resources; increasing energy efficiency through educational projects; and learning activities that increase transformational behavior change in Nebraska communities, local governments, businesses, farms, and individuals. Project activities integrate a continuum of outreach, educational media, technical assistance, training, workshops, and educational experiences. These efforts enhance overall outcomes, including reducing the use of energy in homes and businesses; increasing the number of homes and businesses that use emerging energy technologies; increasing consumer awareness of energy issues when making large and small purchases; and increasing compliance with the current building energy code.
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