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Relay Network Targets Multifamily Housing Upgrades Nationwide

Affordable apartment buildings are home to more than 10 million American households, making them a backbone of U.S. housing stock. They also waste a lot of energy.

In fact, energy efficiency measures are far less likely to be found in multifamily buildings than any other type of housing, according to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Several hurdles have stalled upgrades: building owners lack access to capital, utility-run efficiency…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on May 27, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

Home Energy Efficiency Round-Up, May--It Can Be Easy Being Green

The Green Premium: A Meta-Analysis

A new…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on May 3, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

The “Biggest Loser:” Michigan Multifamily Building Upgraded by Elevate Energy and Partners Wins 2015 MI Battle of the Buildings

A 15 year-old affordable housing development in downtown Ionia, Michigan won the 2015 Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy saving competition for apartments.  Building upgrades and subsequent systems optimization to the 39-unit complex were completed in April 2015. Through March 2016, these upgrades have cut gas…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on April 29, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

More Proof that Weatherization Works—To Increase Kid's Health

Weatherization is about more than just energy efficiency. It has always been about the health and comfort of the weatherized home’s occupants as well. For a long time these benefits of weatherization have been called “non-energy benefits.” But the health effects of weatherization have now taken pride of place alongside energy benefits. Now there is new research showing increased health and well being among families whose homes have been weatherized. A recent Home Energy article—available…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on March 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

More Evidence that the Stimulus Bill Is Working

The Bay Area and our neighbor to the north, Portland, Oregon, have had a friendly competition over which of us is the greenest state. Portland scored big points by providing proof positive that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) a.k.a. the Stimulus Bill, has created good paying, permanent jobs in the new, greener economy.



The Energy Efficiency and Community Block Grant (EECBG) program, which targets… Continue

Added by Jim Gunshinan on April 1, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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