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Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency Toolkit

The Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Toolkit provides detailed program design and implementation guides for 10 broadly applicable energy efficiency programs. The RDEE Toolkit helps all entities choose successful programs as they advance energy efficiency program funding opportunities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Toolkit focuses on programs that have extensive, proven field experience, along with documentation on program design, program cost, and results. If implemented as directed, these programs should produce clear, measurable, and predictable energy savings and jobs. The Toolkit was developed under the guidance of and with input from the Leadership Group of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, with facilitation support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The RDEE fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp., 160K, About PDF) provides a general overview of the toolkit.

RDEE Toolkit graphic.


The complete RDEE Toolkit (PDF) (167 pp., 891K) is now available. The Toolkit includes three major components:

Target Markets

The RDEE Toolkit addresses the residential and commercial sectors across 10 program areas. (Details are available in the chart below.)

Comments and Feedback

If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Cindy Jacobs (jacobs.cindy@epa.gov) at 202-343-9045.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Inquiries

All questions related to funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should be directed to the DOE Recovery Act Clearinghouse: http://energy.gov/recovery-act or 1-888-DOE-RCVY (1-888-363-7289).

Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency Programs

Customer/Sector Program Measurement & Verification Job Creation
(Range of skill levels/training; existing training available)
Residential Lighting and Appliances ENERGY STAR labeled products. Rebates, tax incentives, early retirement Deemed Savings Moderate
Residential Retrofit Tier 1: Energy Audit with Easy Direct Install Measures (CFLs, weather stripping, water heater and pipe insulation) Deemed Savings High
Tier 2: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Measured/Estimated High
Residential/Small Commercial Efficient HVAC, including SEER rebates, quality installation, and tune-up Deemed Savings/ Measured/Estimated High
All Prescriptive (e.g., lighting) Deemed Savings Moderate
Benchmarking and Performance Measured High
Custom (including audits) Measured/Estimated High
Retro-commissioning Measured/Estimated High
On-Site Energy Manager (place and pay for expert energy manager in key facilities for 6 months) Measured Moderate
ENERGY STAR Qualified Commercial Food Service Equipment Deemed Savings Moderate

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