The Powering Energy Efficiency and Impacts Framework (PEEIF) project, a two-year U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored initiative, seeks to develop a data-driven framework to increase energy-related program effectiveness in low-income households. As part of this project, a diverse, multi-sector partnership developed a database and a geospatial-mapping tool of homes located in five eastern North Carolina counties served by the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG), the lead administrator for the effort. This report outlines the needs, challenges, and solutions identified through the project and presents opportunities for state agencies, utilities, and organizations that are currently providing, or interested in supporting, low-income energy-efficiency services. It details the project's methods and results and identifies strategies for future iterations of the mapping tool.
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