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About APS

Founded in 1899, American Physical Society (APS) is the largest organization of professional physicists in the United States. Its 46,000 members are drawn from universities, industry and national laboratories. APS is one of the premier publishers of international physics research, maintaining print and on-line publications, as well as electronically searchable archives dating back to 1893.

For more than forty years, APS has also devoted resources and expertise to a number of public policy areas, including education, energy, innovation and competitiveness, national security and science research programs. As part of its policy work, APS periodically prepares technical analyses on subjects of significant public interest.

This report follows in the tradition of past APS studies and represents a fresh look at the subject of energy efficiency, which the Society first examined in 1975.