Why Join the Alliance?

The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency highlights the advantages of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Waste Heat to Power (WHP). Our diverse coalition of business, labor, and non-profit organizations ensure that the message gets to the right decision-makers, mobilizing them to educate and advocate for the advancement of industrial efficiency.

“The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency expands SMACNA’s outreach to key local, state and federal energy policy decision makers, provides strategic guidance on important legislative priorities, and supports CHP/WHP initiatives across market segments. The Alliance significantly magnifies our impact, by expanding our ability to follow and weigh in on far more state and federal regulatory proceedings and coalition legislative efforts – many of vital importance to our membership. The Alliance’s coalition membership is widely representative of industry and includes management and labor nonprofit organizations greatly increasing its credibility with federal and state policymakers.”Stan Kolbe, Director of Government Relations at SMACNA

Our Members

Partnership for Industrial Efficiency

The Alliance is supported and guided by a Steering Committee of its members. The Steering Committee helps identify policy priorities and weighs in with Members of Congress and the Administration on decisions affecting industrial energy efficiency.

Below is a list of companies and organizations that are members and affiliate members of the Alliance Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee establishes the goals, priorities and policies of the Alliance. Steering Committee members develop coordinated lobbying, communication, and outreach strategies; participate in meetings with policy makers in Congress and the Executive branch; and contribute financially to our work.

Ameresco, Inc.

American Gas Association

Energy Resources Center

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership

National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)

Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union (SMART)


Veolia North America

Affiliate Members

Affiliate members are non-voting members of the Alliance who support its mission by providing guidance to the Alliance’s work and sharing information with their respective constituents. These organizations are not represented in the Alliance’s state and federal lobbying efforts unless expressly indicated.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

The Heat Is Power Association (HiP)

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

Benefits of Membership

Reaching Key Decision-Makers

We know Alliance members have a number of priorities on Capitol Hill. Through biweekly strategy calls, we help our members identify the most promising policies to advance energy efficiency – and help amplify their voice by setting up Hill visits for coalition members.

Strategic Communication

Our skilled and connected lobbyists make sure the Alliance position is heard when policies move forward by coordinating coalition visits, circulating letters to stakeholders, and submitting questions for key hearings. These efforts have helped move bipartisan legislation to provide critical financing, recognize CHP’s resiliency benefits, and make sure CHP and WHP are credited in a Clean Energy Standard.

Bipartisan Lobbying

The Clean Air Act is complicated. Yet, the Alliance’s knowledgeable and experienced staff understands how to navigate the regulatory process. We make sure that the Alliance has a voice in rulemaking proceedings by preparing public comments, meeting with key Agency staff, and testifying at public hearings. And thanks to these efforts, we’re seeing a real difference in the rules.

Navigating Regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency now recognizes that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions. And in rule after rule, they’re finding ways to encourage it – from including output-based standards to providing technical assistance to states that want to include CHP in their plans to offering compliance extensions for companies that install CHP.

Encouraging CHP Use

Alliance members already understand that industrial energy efficiency can save money, create jobs, and reduce emissions. By joining together, we can make sure decision-makers understand these benefits as well.