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How We Got Here and Realities Today
Terms and Concepts
How We Measure Energy Equity
How We Communicate Energy Equity

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How We Got Here and Realities Today

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istock_000046121660_full This section explores the challenges and circumstances that have brought about the current state experienced by low wealth citizens and communities. It also includes information about the resources currently available to serve these communities, and the specific health impacts that have resulted from exposure to energy-inefficient homes and buildings. Historical Context deck

Energy Democracy deck

Inequities Facing Low-wealth Communities deck

Health and Home Performance deck

How the Southeast is Being Served deck


Terms and Concepts

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ssdn-img_0079 Building a shared vocabulary with your internal and external stakeholders is a first step in any new conversation, particularly one likely to be approached with some discomfort. This section will help you learn a basic understanding of terms used in conversations around equity. Equity in Action deck

Equity Primer deck
Term Sheet


How We Measure Energy Equity

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ssdn-1 Once you have a sense of how we got here and what vocabulary to use in discussing equity implications of your work, your conversations will no doubt lead to the question “how do we measure equity?” In this section, you will find a compilation of thinking around equity measurement from a number of different organizations who have given great thought and research to the question. STAR Deck
EJ Webinar
How do We Measure It? deck

How We Communicate Energy Equity

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Close-up on discussion. With some foundational concepts and language under your belt, and perhaps some preliminary conversations underway, you will ultimately need to communicate to both internal leaders and external partners what you are doing and why. This section provides a few examples from other cities as well as a template for you to borrow from and make your own.
Raising Equity Awareness:

Videos of PSE/SEEA Equity in Energy Efficiency Training – April 5-6, 2016

Equity Awareness Resources deck

Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas

Fayetteville Civil Rights Commission

Sample Communications:

King County Equity Infographic

Huntsville Sustainability Equity Plan


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