Compilations of Practices

Strong Partnerships

Neighborhoods as Scale

Job Training at Core

Multifamily Scale

Innovative Finance


Other Southeastern Examples and Resources:

City of Nashville, Tennessee
Cities of Service Blueprint for using volunteers to conduct energy retrofits for low-income homes; Other Cities of Service Blueprints
Hands on Nashville’s Home Energy Savings programs that use the Cities of Service Blueprint

 

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Compilations of Practices

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dsc00346 What elements are essential to creating effective partnerships, programs and policies? Where can you find analyses of different approaches? What makes models different? Who is doing what? This section looks across the landscape at approaches, then provides an overview of five models, based on strong partnerships, neighborhoods as scale, job training at their core, working at the multifamily scale, and using innovative finance as a driver. Strategies to Address Inequities deck

EPA Promising Practices

ACEEE 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs


Strong Partnerships

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hackathon-photo-23 Efficiency VT’s extensive work around delivery of energy efficiency services for low-income communities is summarized here. Efficiency VT Overview

Neighborhoods as Scale

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San Antonio area aerial Massachusetts’ EN+ Initiative is designed to function at the neighborhood scale. The overview and report highlight benefits of delivering services in this narrow geographic focus. Efficient Neighborhoods


Job Training at Core

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Conference Training Planning Learning Coaching Business Concept What does it look like to design a program explicitly around local community job creation? The Chumash tribe example detailed here explores this approach, and you’ll also find some complementary information on Minority Business Enterprise and Local Hire tools relevant to this approach. Chumash

Minority Benefit Enterprise Overview (courtesy NAACP)


Multifamily Scale

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Multi-generation family smile, standing in front of modern house, parents, senior grandparents and children Multifamily housing communities are a largely untapped area for implementation of energy efficiency programming with tremendous equity implications. The Duke Energy overview highlights one example, while you’ll find deep analysis of multifamily opportunities in the Expertise and Partners section of this tool. Duke Energy


Innovative Finance

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ssdn-finance-calculator Finance is widely known to be a significant barrier to implementing energy efficiency practices, most strikingly for low-income customers. New models are being piloted in the region, with both corporate partner and utility leadership. This section explores examples of on-bill financing, Employee Energy Benefits programs, and utility-funded retrofit programs like those in Knoxville and Huntsville.
On-bill Financing Model:

Help My House

Home Energy Lending Program (HELP)
Employee Energy Benefit Model:

HEAL

Utility-funded Model:

Extreme Energy Makeover



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