Who We Are
The SEEA staff is a team of dedicated and passionate professionals. Our backgrounds include a variety of disciplines from law to economics, science to finance. In addition, our collective experience in the field of energy efficiency spans program development, program administration, policy work, energy codes, financing and research.
Founded in 2007, SEEA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. We are funded through competitive grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as various State Energy Programs. We also receive funding as a result of our partnerships with foundations around the country, and from the SEEA Membership program.
As one of six regional energy efficiency organizations (REEOs), SEEA is part of a strong national network dedicated to leveraging energy efficiency for the benefit of all citizens. While these six organizations vary in region, funding, scope and activities, they collaborate extensively with one another and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to benefit utilities, businesses, consumers and governments throughout the United States.
What We Do
Ongoing assessments show that SEEA’s efforts to advance energy efficiency in four areas of work provide the greatest opportunity for benefiting citizens of the Southeast.
Together and separately, SEEA’s collaborative initiatives in each of these areas continue to create favorable short-term outcomes such as smarter energy policies, stronger local energy codes, resources to upgrade the existing building stock, and opportunities to provide equal access to affordable energy for all communities. Best of all, as these outcomes occur, the region is able to optimize its use of energy, enhance its productivity, and achieve stronger local economies, new job creation, and improved indoor comfort and health for all.
Energy Efficiency Policy
SEEA’s policy work focuses on state, local and utility policy for the purpose of advancing energy efficiency progress and opportunities across the region.
SEEA’s work with residential, commercial and industrial buildings addresses building energy codes and their impact on building resilience, health, comfort and affordability.
Energy Efficient Transportation
SEEA’s efforts to advance energy efficient transportation address policy, programs, outreach, charging infrastructure, and technical assistance.
SEEA’s pool of legacy ARRA funds are currently invested in five community projects that were selected for their potential to deliver significant energy efficiency gains.