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mich_saves_vid.pngMichigan Saves' New Marketing PSAs Use Boxing to Solve “Energy Drama”

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

stories_austin_energy.jpgHomeowners Go Deeper in the Heart of Texas and Save With Austin Energy

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

stories_repower_kitsap_1213.jpgRePower Kitsap Helps S.T.A.R. Program Gain Momentum in Washington

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

cew_oregon.jpgClean Energy Works Oregon Coordinates Energy Efficiency Efforts

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

bbn_com_power_logo.jpgCommunity Power Works Is Building a More Efficient Seattle

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

repower_bain.jpgRePower's Energy Dashboard Spurs Change on Bainbridge Island

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

stories_energyworkskc.jpgKansas City Completes Innovative Business Incubator

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.

stories_green_idea_teaser.jpgLos Angeles County's Green Idea House Achieves Efficient Goals

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

stories_cpw_success_opens_teaser2.jpgCommunity Power Works' Success Opens Doors to its Future

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

stories_eI2_insulation_helps_teaser.jpgEI2 Insulation Helps Anxious Pooch Find Calm in the Storm

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

stories_nola_wise.jpgNOLA Wise Helps Spur Statewide Energy Efficiency Program

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

stories_repower_boarding_teaser.pngRePower Bainbridge's "Final Boarding Call" Sets Sail for Success

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

stories_energyworks_kc_training.jpgEnergyWorks KC's Training Programs Employ Local Workers

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

stories_employee-focused_teaser.jpgEmployee-Focused Structure Helps Produce Upgrades for Contractor

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

energy_upgrade_ca.jpgEnergy Upgrade California Drives Demand From Behind the Wheel

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

san_antonio_cps.jpgGoing Deeper in the Heart of Texas Helps Retired Officers Save

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

nv_homeenergymakeover.jpgNorthern Virginia Residents Improve Their Homes' Energy With A Funding Boost

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

whistler_lowell.jpgLowell, Massachusetts, Preserves Historic Home Through Energy Upgrades

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

sakai-moore-family-house.jpgCommunity Power Works Uses Housing Data to Make the Emerald City Even "Greener"

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

toledo_portauthority.jpgNew Bond Helps Toledo, Ohio, Expand Financing Pool

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

bb_lowell.jpgLowell, Massachusetts, Restaurant Exceeds Energy Savings Expectations

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

ice-cream_ad_web.jpgEnergyWorks Grabs Attention in Calm and Stormy Weather with Intuitive Ads

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

harbor_acres.jpgStrategic Financing Partnerships Help Jacksonville Program Take Loans From Buydown to Uptake

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

pemi_youth_center.jpgEnergy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization

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

jorge_small_1.jpgSan Jose Partners With Established Community Groups to Win Over Homeowners

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

eu_california.jpgCalifornia Homebuyers Find More Value in Energy-Efficient Labeled Homes

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

gcea.jpgKeep Customers—and Energy—From Slipping Through the Cracks

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

step_up.jpgUniversity Park, Maryland, Plans to STEP Into New Communities

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

stories_phoenix_home.jpgPhoenix Overcomes Barriers and Energizes Homeowners to Make Upgrades

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

energize_ny.gifEnergize New York Harnesses the Power of Community

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

openhouse_signs.jpgInnovative Home Tours Help Homeowners Understand Energy Savings

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

eco_house_stories.gifIndianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand

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

stories_heatsquad.jpgHoneymoons Lead to Upgrades in Western Vermont

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

stories_fayette.jpgFayette County Training Makes All the Difference for Business Owner

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

michiganlogo.gifResidents Learn to Open Their Doors to Energy Efficiency

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

impact_illinois.jpgMaking an Impact on Energy Use in Illinois

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

bb_partners.jpgBetter Buildings Partners Gather to Plan for the Future

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

local_contractors.jpgLocal Contractors Face an Enviable Challenge

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

low_interest_rates (1).gifLow-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars

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

program_offers_new_spin.jpgProgram Offers New Spin on Traditional Marketing

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

public_displays.jpgPublic Displays of Efficiency

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

omaha_lincoln2.jpgOmaha/Lincoln reEnergize Program

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

university-park_horizontal_1.jpgSmall Town Energy for University Park (STEP-UP)

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

financing_tools.gifFinancing Tool Fits the Bill

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

la_county_makeover.gifLA County Makeover Contest Attracts More Than Just Winners

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

massachusetts_captures.jpgMassachusetts Captures Home Energy Waste

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

missouri_entices.gifMissouri Entices With Rebates, Lends for the Long-Term

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


Read more stories from Better Buildings partners

The Better Buildings Beacon Communities logo.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.

The Better Buildings for Michigan logo. Read testimonials and success stories from homeowners in various neighborhoods about how their families and homes have benefitted from energy efficiency upgrades.

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

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

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

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

The Efficiency Maine logo. 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.

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

The Energy Impact Illinois logo. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The LEAP logo. 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.

The NYSERDA logo 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.

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

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

The RePower Bremerton logo. 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.