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, as well as from the SEEA Membership program and the Southeast Energy Summit.
As one of six regional energy efficiency organizations (REEOs), SEEA is part of a 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 state and local governments throughout the United States.
What We Do
Field assessments show that SEEA’s efforts to advance energy efficiency through policy, the built environment, finance, and transportation 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 greater transportation options for all communities. As these outcomes occur, the Southeast is better 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.
To optimize the use and impact of energy to enhance the quality of life in the Southeast.
All people in the Southeast live and work in healthy and resilient buildings, utilize clean and affordable transportation, and thrive in a robust and equitable economy.
Our Core Values
We take responsibility for realizing a better quality of life in the Southeast.
We seek, respect, and promote diverse perspectives.
We pursue our work with benevolence, competence, and reliability.
Pursue Equitable Solutions
We recognize, acknowledge, and account for a history of prejudice and inequality in Southeastern communities and the role it plays in the issues we address.
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.