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The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is working with hundreds of communities across the country to promote energy efficiency upgrades in homes and other buildings. Partners are making progress implementing energy efficiency improvements in their communities while promoting increased comfort for homeowners and lower operating costs for businesses.

Use the map or list below to learn more about our partners. Click on partner locations to view partner profiles, case studies, and more.
 

Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: Huntsville WISE Gold Homes

Alabama - SEP
Partner profile
Website: WISE Home Energy Program

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Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona
Partner profile
Featured story: Phoenix Overcomes Barriers and Energizes Homeowners to Make Upgrades
Program video: Energize Phoenix
Website: Energize Phoenix

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California

Los Angeles County, California
Partner profile
Featured story: California Homebuyers Find More Value in Energy-Efficient Labeled Homes
Featured story: Energy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel
Featured story: Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings
Featured story: Los Angeles County Makeover Contest Attracts More Than Just Winners
Featured story: Los Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals
Innovative approach: Lead-Generation Tactics Get a Makeover
Innovative approach: Yard Signs Pique Homeowner Interest
Innovative approach: Customer Testimonials Promote Upgrades
Program videos: Energy Upgrade California: TV Spot
Website: Energy Upgrade California

Sacramento, California
Partner profile
Program video: Sacramento Better Buildings Program
Website: Sacramento Better Buildings Program

San Diego, California
Partner profile
Website: California Center for Sustainable Energy

San Jose, California
Partner profile
Featured story: San Jose, California, Partners With Established Community Groups to Win Over Homeowners
Innovative approach: Loan Products for Non-Energy Home Repairs

Santa Barbara County, California
Partner profile
Program video: emPowerSBC
Website: emPowerSBC

Sonoma County, California
Partner profile
Website: Windsor Efficiency PAYS

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Colorado

Boulder County, Colorado
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: Local Contractors Face an Enviable Challenge
Innovative approach: Carrotmobs
Innovative approach: Lead-Generation Tactics Get a Makeover
Innovative approach: Savings Superheroes for Schools
Program video: Denver Energy Challenge
Program video: EnergySmart to the Rescue
Website: EnergySmart
Website: Denver Energy Challenge
Website: Garfield Clean Energy

City and County of Denver, Colorado
Partner profile
Program video: Denver Energy Challenge
Focus Series: Denver Energy Advisor Program Helps Homeowners Go the Extra Mile in Mile-High City
Website: Denver Energy Challenge

Eagle County, Colorado
Partner profile
Program video: Energy Smart Colorado
Website: Energy Smart Colorado

Garfield County, Colorado
Partner profile
Website: Garfield Clean Energy

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Connecticut

Connecticut
Partner profile
Featured story: Public Displays of Efficiency 
Innovative approach: Communitywide Competition
Program video: What is a Home Energy Assessment?
Website: Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge

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Florida

Jacksonville, Florida/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Featured story: Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake
Website: ShopSmart with JEA (residential)
Website: InvestSmart with JEA (commercial)

St. Lucie County, Florida
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Program video: The Solar and Energy Loan Fund
Website: The Clean Loan Energy Program

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Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy (S.H.I.N.E.)

Decatur, Georgia/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: DecaturWISE

SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Website: Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

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Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: EI2 Insulation Helps Anxious Pooch Find Calm in the Storm
Featured story: Making an Impact on Energy Use in Illinois
Focus Series: Energy Impact Illinois Learns That Parties Sell Upgrades
Innovative approach: Certificates of Completion
Innovative approach: Workforce Liaison
Program video: Energy Impact Illinois
Website: Energy Impact Illinois

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Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana
Partner profile
Featured story: Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand
Program video: INHP EcoHouse Loan Program
Website: BetterBuildings Near Eastside Neighborhood Sweeps Program
Website: EcoHouse Project

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Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Featured story: NOLA Wise Helps Spur Statewide Energy Efficiency Program
Program video: NOLA WISE
Website: NOLA WISE

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Maine

Maine
Partner profile
Case study: Contractor Sales Training Boosts Energy Upgrade Conversions
Case study: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives
Focus Series: Residential Air Sealing Program Drives Maine Home Energy Savings Through the Roof
Innovative approach: Loans That Stay With the Property
Innovative approach: Tools and Resources for Contractors
Program video: Weatherization Week on Vinalhaven
Website: Efficiency Maine

Maine - SEP
Partner profile
Website: Multifamily Efficiency Program

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Maryland

Maryland
Partner profile
Website: Be SMART Maryland

University Park, Maryland
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: STEP-UP Coaches a University Park Family to Comfort and Savings
Featured story: University Park, Maryland, Plans to STEP Into New Communities
Innovative approach: Yard Signs Pique Homeowner Interest
Program videos: STEP-UP

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Massachusetts

Lowell, Massachusetts
Partner profile
Featured story: Lowell, Massachusetts, Preserves Historic Home Through Energy Upgrades
Featured story: Lowell, Massachusetts, Restaurant Exceeds Energy Savings
Website: BetterBuildings Lowell Energy Upgrade (BLEU)

Massachusetts - SEP
Partner profile
Featured story: Massachusetts Captures Home Energy Waste
Website: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

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Michigan

Michigan
Partner profile
Case study: Experiment to Find the Right Mix of Incentives
Case study: Sweeping the State for Ultimate Success
Featured story: Residents Learn to Open Their Doors to Energy Efficiency in Michigan
Focus Series: It's Academic: BetterBuildings for Michigan Partners With University to Reach Employees
Innovative approach: Customer Testimonials Promote Upgrades
Innovative approach: Neighborhood Sweeps
Program video: BetterBuildings for Michigan
Website: Better Buildings for Michigan

Michigan - SEP
Partner profile
Featured story: Michigan Saves' New Marketing PSAs Use Boxing to Solve "Energy Drama"
Innovative approach: Interest Rates Tied to Energy-Saving Measures
Website: Michigan Saves

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Missouri

Missouri
Partner profile
Featured story: Missouri Entices With Rebates, Lends for the Long-Term
Program video: MAESTRO Program Helps Farmers Trim Costs
Website: Missouri Agricultural Energy Saving Team – A Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO)

Kansas City, Missouri
Partner profile
Featured story: EnergyWorks KC's Training Programs Provide Job Opportunities for Local Workers
Featured story: Kansas City Completes Innovative Business Incubator
Innovative approach: Green Business Incubator
Program video: EnergyWorks KC
Website: EnergyWorks KC

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Nebraska

Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska
Partner profile
Featured story: Community Partners reEnergize Industry in Nebraska
Website: reEnergize Program

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Nevada

Nevada - SEP
Partner profile
Program videos: EnergyFit Nevada
Website: EnergyFit Nevada

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: Energy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization
Website: Beacon Communities Project

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New Jersey

Camden, New Jersey
Partner profile
Website: Camden Power – A Better Buildings Initiative

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New York

New York
Partner profile
Program videos: Irreconcilable Temperatures
Website: New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Bedford, New York
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: Energize New York Harnesses to the Power of the Community
Innovative approach: Certificates of Completion
Innovative approach: Communitywide Competition
Innovative approach: Rating Contractor Performance
Program video: A Home Retrofit
Website: Energize Northern Westchester

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North Carolina

Carrboro, North Carolina/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Innovative approach: Carrotmobs
Website: CarrboroWISE

Chapel Hill, North Carolina/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: Chapel Hill WISE

Charlotte, North Carolina/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: CBRetro Program and Neighborhood Energy Challenge

Greensboro, North Carolina
Partner profile
Innovative approach: Loan Products for Non-Energy Home Repairs
Program video: BetterBuildings Greensboro Program
Website: BetterBuildings Greensboro Program

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Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio
Partner profile
Featured story: Keep Customers—and Energy—From Slipping Through the Cracks
Featured story: New Bond Helps Toledo, Ohio, Expand Financing Pool
Focus Series; Equipment Lease Program Breaks Down Barriers for Cincinnati Contractors
Program video: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
Website: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Toledo, Ohio
Partner profile
Website: BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio

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Oregon

Portland, Oregon
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Case study: Making the Program Work for Contractors
Case study: Use Incentives to Get Attention and Encourage Deep Savings
Featured story: Clean Energy Works Oregon Coordinates Energy Efficiency Efforts
Featured story: Financing Tool Fits the Bill
Innovative approach: Loan Products for Non-Energy Home Repairs
Featured story: Local Contractors Face an Enviable Challenge
Innovative approach: Tools and Resources for Contractors
Program video: Join the Future With Clean Energy Works Oregon
Website: Clean Energy Works Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Partner profile
Case study: Developing the Skills and Tools for Workforce Success
Featured story: Fayette County Training Makes All the Difference for Pennsylvania Business Owner
Innovative approach: Equipment Loans for Businesses
Program video: Fayette County Better Buildings
Website: Fayette County Better Buildings Initiative

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: EnergyWorks Grabs Attention in Calm and Stormy Weather with Intuitive Ads
Featured story: Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars
Focus series: In the City of Brotherly Love, Sharing Know-How Leads to Sustainability
Innovative approach: Interest Rates Tied to Energy-Saving Measures
Program video: EnergyWorks
Website: EnergyWorks

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South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: CharlestonWISE

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Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Innovative approach: Yard Signs Pique Homeowner Interest
Website: Nashville Energy Works

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Texas

Austin, Texas
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Case study: Best Offer Ever Produces Upgrades in Record Time
Case study: Let Your Contractor Be Your Guide for Big Rewards
Website: Austin Energy's Clean Energy Accelerator

San Antonio, Texas
Partner profile
Featured story: Going Deeper in the Heart of Texas Helps Retired Officers Save
Website: CPS Energy Savers

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Vermont

Rutland County, Vermont
Partner profile
Case study: How Local Ties Lead to Local Wins
Featured story: Honeymoons Lead to Upgrades in Western Vermont
Focus Series: LaborWorks@NeighborWorks Provides Vermont Contractors With Help When They Need It
Innovative approach: Making Installers Available to Contractors
Innovative approach: Tools and Resources for Contractors
Website: NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad

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Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Website: U.S. Virgin Islands WISE

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Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia/SEEA Southeast Consortium
Partner profile
Featured story: Northern Virginia Residents Improve Their Homes' Energy With A Funding Boost
Innovative approach: Customer Testimonials Promote Upgrades
Innovative approach: Get Smart with Technology
Innovative approach: Lead-Generation Tactics Get a Makeover
Innovative approach: Tools and Resources for Contractors
Program video: Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
Website: LEAP

Virginia - SEP
Partner profile
Website: Virginia Multi-State Model for Catalyzing the National Home Energy Retrofit Market

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Washington

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Partner profile
Final Technical Report
Summary of Reported Data
Data Dashboard
Featured story: Public Displays of Efficiency
Featured story: RePower Bainbridge's "Final Boarding Call" Sets Sail for Success
Featured story: RePower's Energy Dashboard Spurs Change on Bainbridge Island
Innovative approach: Energy Data Dashboards
Program video: RePower Bainbridge
Website: RePower Bainbridge

Seattle, Washington
Partner profile
Case study: Community Partnerships Work to Extend Program Reach
Featured story: Employee-Focused Structure Helps Produce Upgrades for Contractor
Featured story: Community Power Works' Success Opens Doors to its Future
Featured story: Community Power Works Is Building a More Efficient Seattle
Featured story: Community Power Works Uses Housing Data to Make the Emerald City Even "Greener"
Featured story: Program Offers New Spin on Traditional Marketing
Focus Series: Data-Driven Mailing Helps Heat Up Untapped Seattle Market
Innovative approach: Cash for Carbon
Innovative approach: Community Workforce Agreement
Innovative approach: Interest Rates Tied to Energy-Saving Measures
Program video: Community Power Works
Website: Community Power Works

Washington - SEP
Partner profile
Program video: RePower Kitsap
Website: RePower Kitsap

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin
Partner profile
Innovative approach: Certificates of Completion
Innovative approach: Fast Financing Approval
Program video: Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program
Website: Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2)
Website: Green Madison

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