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Scaling Up Utility Programs for Multifamily Homes

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  • Violeta Archer
    Looks like someone just noticed this untapped market. . .   Violeta Archer HREG secretary  
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2012
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      Looks like someone just noticed this untapped market. . .
      Violeta Archer
      HREG secretary
      Scaling Up Utility Programs for Multifamily Homes


      ACEEE is launching a new multi-year project to improve and expand utility programs for multifamily buildings. Despite the tremendous opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings, very few utility programs are designed specifically to serve these buildings and their owners. A previous joint report from ACEEE and CNT Energy showed that comprehensive retrofits of multifamily buildings could save almost $3.4 billion. At the same time, utility spending on energy efficiency programs is expected to increase significantly in the coming decade - creating a significant opportunity to leverage utility resources to expand programs targeting savings from multifamily buildings.


      In order to take advantage of this opportunity, ACEEE, with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will engage utility, housing, and community stakeholders to encourage the creation and expansion of comprehensive building upgrade programs for market-rate and affordable multifamily buildings. The project will combine research, peer-to-peer exchanges, and technical assistance to provide utilities and their partners with the resources to offer high-quality programs.


      To learn more about the project, visit http://aceee.org/multifamily-project.

      To sign up for updates or to learn more about opportunities to participate, contact Kate Johnson at (202) 507-4039 or kjohnson@....


      About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit www.aceee.org.

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