U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Better Buildings Partners
DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program hit the ground running in mid-2010. Since September 2010, all of the partners have launched local programs – testing program delivery business models that will work for their communities. The ultimate goal remains the same: to make energy efficiency more accessible to homes and businesses from coast to coast. More than 47,000 homes and 60 million square feet of commercial building space were upgraded through December 2012.
By the end of 2013, Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners are working to:
Develop sustainable energy efficiency upgrade programs
Upgrade more than 100,000 residential and commercial buildings to be more energy efficient
Save consumers approximately $65 million annually on their energy bills
Achieve 15% to 30% energy savings from energy efficiency upgrades
Reduce the cost of energy efficiency program delivery by 20% or more
Engage 10,000 to 30,000 contractors in work on energy efficiency upgrades
Leverage $1 to $3 billion in additional resources.
Through the use of innovative approaches to achieve energy and financial savings, Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners are showing real progress and success in meeting these goals while promoting increased comfort for homeowners, lower operating costs for businesses, and local job growth. To see recent program successes, download the presentation from the Efficiency Cities Network webinar held on November 6, 2012.
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Learn how Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners are training and expanding their local contractor workforce and supporting professional jobs in their communities.