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Michigan Saves' New Marketing PSAs Use Boxing to Solve “Energy Drama”

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Read how the Michigan Saves Avoid Energy Drama marketing campaign is using boxing parody videos to help residents in the Great Lakes State become more energy efficient.
April 2014

Clean Energy Works Oregon Coordinates Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Learn how Clean Energy Works Oregon is a one-stop shop for home energy upgrades and services by connecting residents to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® qualified contractors.
October 2013

Kansas City Completes Innovative Business Incubator

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Read how EnergyWorks KC helped transform a once abandoned building in the city's urban core into a LEED® Gold certified and ENERGY STAR® qualified structure.

EI2 Insulation Helps Anxious Pooch Find Calm in the Storm

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Meet Marshall, the wind-phobic dog that went from sleepless to snoring thanks to the basement insulation work of Energy Impact Illinois contractor, Anthony Stonis, and his crew.
July 2013

EnergyWorks KC's Training Programs Employ Local Workers

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Learn how EnergyWorks KC's workforce training program successes are helping to place Kansas City, Missouri, contractors in "greener" jobs.
July 2013

Going Deeper in the Heart of Texas Helps Retired Officers Save

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Learn how CPS Energy Savers in San Antonio, Texas, helped the local Army Residence Community achieve 15% energy savings in 200 single-family homes.
April 2013

Community Power Works Uses Housing Data to Make the Emerald City Even "Greener"

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Read how Community Power Works in Seattle, Washington, used housing data to break through to a local untapped market—owners of oil-heated homes.
January 2013

EnergyWorks Grabs Attention in Calm and Stormy Weather with Intuitive Ads

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Read about EnergyWorks' phased marketing campaign that appeals to Philadelphia homeowners based on the current weather conditions.
October 2012

San Jose Partners With Established Community Groups to Win Over Homeowners

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Read how Better Buildings Program San Jose engages homeowners by working with local groups already serving the community.
August 2012

University Park, Maryland, Plans to STEP Into New Communities

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Read how University Park is expanding into surrounding communities with its rebranded "STEP" program.
July 2012

Innovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings

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Read how California homeowners are learning about energy efficiency by touring demonstration homes.
May 2012

Fayette County Training Makes All the Difference for Business Owner

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Learn how the Fayette County Better Buildings Initiative helps business owners and contractors develop building science skills to improve homes through energy efficiency upgrades.
March 2012

Better Buildings Partners Gather to Plan for the Future

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Read about the October 2011 Business of Energy Efficiency Workshop.
November 2011

Program Offers New Spin on Traditional Marketing

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Read about Community Power Works' unique approaches to marketing energy efficiency upgrades.
November 2011

Small Town Energy for University Park (STEP-UP)

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Read how STEP-UP helped a family not only save money but also feel comfortable in their home again.
September 2011

Massachusetts Captures Home Energy Waste

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Read how the Massachusetts DOER used thermal imaging to show homeowners opportunities to improve energy efficiency in their homes.
July 2011

Homeowners Go Deeper in the Heart of Texas and Save With Austin Energy

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Learn how Austin Energy's Advanced Tier program has brought homeowners comfort and savings through a multistage process that involves home energy advocates and emphasized homeowner engagement.
January 2014

Community Power Works Is Building a More Efficient Seattle

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Read about Community Power Works' efforts to provide Seattle a comprehensive energy efficiency upgrade program that combines outreach, financing, and incentives.
October 2013

Los Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals

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Read about Energy Upgrade California's role in the launch of the Green Idea House, an innovative whole-home upgrade project in Los Angeles County, California.
August 2013

NOLA Wise Helps Spur Statewide Energy Efficiency Program

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Learn how a recent policy decision by the Louisiana Public Service Commission is putting NOLA Wise back on track to help New Orleans homeowners save energy.
July 2013

Employee-Focused Structure Helps Produce Upgrades for Contractor

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Read how Community Power Works' participating contractor, Progressive Building Solutions, is implementing model to help its employees feel connected to the company's success.
June 2013

Northern Virginia Residents Improve Their Homes' Energy With A Funding Boost

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Read about the Local Energy Alliance's Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest that provided funding to homeowners ready to move forward with energy upgrades.
February 2013

New Bond Helps Toledo, Ohio, Expand Financing Pool

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Learn about BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio Program's second bond that will help commercial building owners fund energy upgrades.
January 2013

Strategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake

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Find out how JEA successfully increased interest in its low-interest loan program beyond a short-term incentive.
September 2012

California Homebuyers Find More Value in Energy-Efficient Labeled Homes

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Read how Energy Upgrade California case studies have found that home buyers value houses with energy-efficient upgrades already installed. August 2012

Phoenix Overcomes Barriers and Energizes Homeowners to Make Upgrades

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Learn how grants from Energize Phoenix encourage low-to-moderate income homeowners to complete energy upgrades.
June 2012

Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand

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Learn how the Indianapolis EcoHouse Project refined its marketing approach to better motivate homeowners to implement energy efficiency upgrades.
April 2012

Residents Learn to Open Their Doors to Energy Efficiency

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Read about BetterBuildings for Michigan's efforts to increase homeowner awareness through neighborhood sweeps.
February 2012

Local Contractors Face an Enviable Challenge

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Learn more about how Clean Energy Works and EnergySmart are meeting the high demand for energy efficiency upgrades in their communities.
November 2011

Public Displays of Efficiency

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Learn how our partners are publicly displaying energy efficiency savings.
November 2011

Financing Tool Fits the Bill

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Learn how our partners are using on-bill financing to help homeowners pay for energy efficiency upgrades.
July 2011

Missouri Entices With Rebates, Lends for the Long-Term

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Learn how Missouri found the most successful way to reach farmers, its target audience for energy efficiency upgrades.
July 2011

RePower Kitsap Helps S.T.A.R. Program Gain Momentum in Washington

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Read how RePower Kitsap and other organizations are partnering to help Washington real estate professionals realize the benefits of selling energy efficiency to homeowners.
December 2013

RePower's Energy Dashboard Spurs Change on Bainbridge Island

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Read how RePower Bainbridge and Positive Energy collaborated to develop dashboards that display real-time island electricity usage throughout the community of Bainbridge.
October 2013

Community Power Works' Success Opens Doors to its Future

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Learn how Community Power Works is preparing for the next phase of the program with support from the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment and Clean Energy Works.
August 2013

RePower Bainbridge's "Final Boarding Call" Sets Sail for Success

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Read about the success of RePower Bainbridge's creative approach to driving demand for home energy upgrades by offering a special, limited-time rebate to event participants.
July 2013

Energy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel

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Read how the California Center for Sustainable Energy's Energy Upgrade California Roadshow took homeowner education on the road across the Golden State.
April 2013

Lowell, Massachusetts, Preserves Historic Home Through Energy Upgrades

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Find out how installing energy upgrades to the historic home of artist James MacNeil Whistler will save energy and preserve art.
January 2013

Lowell, Massachusetts, Restaurant Exceeds Energy Savings Expectations

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Read how BetterBuildings Lowell helped a family-owned restaurant in the city's historic district reduce its energy use by 41%.
December 2012

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization

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Learn how Pemi Youth Center funded vital energy efficiency upgrades through the Plymouth BetterBuildings program.
September 2012

Keep Customers—and Energy—From Slipping Through the Cracks

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Learn how the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance's follow-up with interested customers leads to more completed upgrades.
July 2012

Energize New York Harnesses the Power of Community

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Read about the keys to Energize New York's energy upgrade success.
May 2012

Honeymoons Lead to Upgrades in Western Vermont

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Read how NeighborWorks of Western Vermont used a payment holiday to spur energy upgrades.
April 2012

Making an Impact on Energy Use in Illinois

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Read how Energy Impact Illinois is helping multifamily building owners increase energy efficiency.
January 2012

Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars

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Learn how EnergyWorks in Philadelphia is using low-interest loan rates to incentivize homeowners to upgrade their homes.
November 2011

Omaha/Lincoln reEnergize Program

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Learn how the reEnergize Program, with the help of community partners, designed an innovative energy efficiency upgrade program that benefits homes and businesses.
September 2011

LA County Makeover Contest Attracts More Than Just Winners

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Read about the results of the LA County's energy makeover contest.
July 2011

Read more stories from Better Buildings partners

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Read the success stories coming out of the Beacon Communities Project in New Hampshire, where home and business owners are living and working more comfortably following energy efficiency upgrades.

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Read testimonials and success stories from homeowners in various neighborhoods about how their families and homes have benefitted from energy efficiency upgrades.

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Read success stories about San Diego homeowners who are lowering their energy use by working with the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

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Read how energy efficiency upgrades made the Williams family's home more comfortable in both summer and winter thanks to Clean Energy Works Oregon.

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From warmer winters to remedied mold problems read customer stories about homeowners who have benefitted from undertaking upgrades through Community Power Works.

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Learn how Denver, Colorado, home and business owners are achieving energy savings using Denver Energy Challenge's interactive Denver Ripple Map.

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These homeowners weatherized their homes with help from Efficiency Maine's Home Energy Savings Program, which also helped upgrade the Marcus Woods and Bangor multifamily dwellings.

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Discover the stories and watch the videos of homeowners reaping the benefits of Energize Bedford in Bedford, New York.

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Read several success stories detailing how energy efficiency upgrades have benefitted residential high-rises, a bed-and-breakfast, an automobile parts manufacturing facility, and more.

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Learn how Boulder County homeowners and business owners worked with EnergySmart Advisors to make decisions about energy efficiency upgrades for their homes and businesses.

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Explore the success stories of happy EnergySmart Colorado homeowners living in Eagle County, Colorado.

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Read the residential testimonials and commercial success stories made possible through EnergyWorks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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From local homeowners to a steakhouse restaurant, browse the residential and commercial energy-saving success stories achieved through the Garfield Clean Energy program.

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As part of Wisconsin Energy Efficiency, Green Madison in Madison, Wisconsin, shares client testimonials on everything from the assessment experience to the rebate offerings.

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Check out the success stories offered online by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Homeowners who have completed upgrades through LEAP also provide recommendations and participate in video interviews.

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Read the home performance case studies and Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) case studies to learn about New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR's impact in the Big Apple.

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Read about the many satisfied New Orleans locals who have achieved greater energy efficiency through the NOLA WISE program in Louisiana.

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Learn how neighborhood "Residential Energy Champions" in Bainbridge Island, Washington, are taking steps to achieve increased comfort, health, and safety in their homes.

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Like RePower Bainbridge, RePower Bremerton features its own "Residential Energy Champions," including a success story of a real family that reduced its home's heat loss by 50 percent.