Local & Community Initiatives
This post is the third of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The second was about the challenges and successes of local energy planning around the United States.
This post is the second of three on sustaining local energy efficiency efforts. The first post described trends in local implementation of energy efficiency. The next post will explore sustainable funding sources.
From the Ground Up: How Local Governments and Community Organizations Are Delivering Energy Efficiency in Innovative Ways
and Erin Brandt, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
In the world of energy efficiency, market segmentation and other methods of generalization are used to design programs and marketing. While every home is different, just as each person is different, energy efficiency programs often operate with limited marketing budgets and staff allocations. Within these limitations, how best can program administrators focus limited marketing resources toward homes with high energy use and likely participants?
The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance shares study findings with local business leaders
Cincinnati—Energy efficiency upgrades to the area’s homes and nonprofit buildings can save area residents $60 million in lower energy bills and create more than 300 local jobs, according to a study released today by the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.
What energy efficiency policies make sense for your community? This question is not always easy to answer. Energy efficiency can be a complex topic. It is made more difficult because there are few one-size-fits-all solutions for every project, program, or policy. However, tools like ACEEE’s new local energy efficiency policy calculator (LEEP-C) can make this complex question a little bit easier to answer.
Study: Energy Efficiency Loan Financing Proving to be a Low Risk Investment with Large-Scale Potential
Energy Efficiency Loan Programs Default Rates Range from 0–3% and Remained Largely Unchanged During Housing Bubble Collapse