City of Fargo Wins Georgetown University Energy Prize
Read about how Better Buildings Residential Network member the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was named the winner of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The GUEP is a two-year, nationwide competition that brought together 50 communities to rethink the way America's small- to medium-sized towns, cities, and counties use energy.
New Toolkit Helps Programs Evaluate on the Go
Learn about the Evaluation Toolkit based on member feedback to help residential energy efficiency programs evaluate their efforts and incorporate lessons learned on the go, rather than after a program ends.
Michigan Saves Marks a $100 Million-Dollar Financing Milestone
Check out this financing milestone reached by Better Buildings Residential Network member Michigan Saves as the organization works to make energy-focused improvements a reality in the state.
Online Communities for Home Energy Professionals Merge
Enervee Journal Article Shows Efficiency Scores Move Consumers Most
Read about Residential Network member Enervee's first peer-reviewed journal article on energy efficiency scores.
Infographic Illustrates the Connection between Health and Home Energy Efficiency
Learn about the Health Heroes infographic, which was designed to assist health professionals in promoting home energy efficiency.
Council of Multiple Listing Services Releases Home Energy Information Guide
Read about the Council of Multiple Listing Services new resource on home energy information.
Holland, MI, Energy Efficiency Program Saves $12.7 Million
Learn how the City of Holland, Michigan, achieved its energy efficiency goals.
EmPOWER Maryland Saves Consumers $4 Billion and Counting
Learn about the EmPOWER Maryland program’s success in partnership with local utilities.
Tour the Residential Program Solution Center’s New Features and Look
Read about the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center’s new features, resources, and layout.
Residential Network Grows to 300 Members
Find out how the Better Buildings Residential Network has grown to 300 members and counting.
Portland Scores With New Home Energy Policy
Learn about a policy Portland, Oregon, issued that requires homeowners to obtain a home performance report prior to listing a home for sale.
Inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Award Recognizes Network Member
Read about the award recipients including the Richmond Region Energy Alliance, which won second place with its project partners in the residential category.
North Carolina Building Performance Association Establishes Sister Association in South Carolina
Learn about the North Carolina Building Performance Association’s sister organization in South Carolina.
CLEAResult and NREL Award Winner of the JUMP Call for Innovation
Read about the winner of the JUMP Smartphone Call for Innovation, hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and industry partner CLEAResult.
National Grid’s Efficiency Program Aims to Save Customers $3.6 Billion
Read about National Grid’s latest energy efficiency goals that include strategies to help Massachusetts homeowners save money and energy.
New Residential PACE Financing Initiatives Launch as Market Grows
Learn about how White House initiatives are advancing Residential PACE financing as it is being offered in more states, including a new program in Missouri.
Loan Program Provides Efficiency Financing in the Keystone State
Read how the Pennsylvania Treasury is bringing back the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program to help homeowners finance home energy efficiency upgrades.
Virginia Residents Check Out New Energy Lending Library
Read about Arlington County, Virginia’s Energy Lending Library that allows residents to check out equipment to identify energy savings in their homes.
Leverage Earth Day to Promote Energy Efficiency
Learn how Residential Network members are using Earth Day and other holidays to promote residential energy efficiency in their communities.
New Credential Helps Homes Get Health and Safety Check-Ups
Learn about a credential released by Buildings Performance Institute that will help the home performance workforce assess home-based environmental health hazards.
Residential Network Members Unite to Form Green Bank Network
Read how Residential Network members joined forces to launch an international organization that scales up private financing to meet the challenge of climate change.
New Orleans Council Calls on Entergy to Increase Energy Savings
Read about a resolution the New Orleans City Council passed that called on Entergy New Orleans to increase its efforts to help the city reach its energy savings goal.
Network Member Helps City Climb CoolCalifornia Challenge Leaderboard
Learn how a Residential Network member is helping boost a California community’s energy and water conservation efforts as part of the CoolCalifornia Challenge.
Residential Network Members Support New Data-Driven Initiative
Read about Residential Network members that are partnering with the Standard Energy Efficiency (SEED) Collaborative to help cities manage building energy performance data.
New Lessons Learned: Peer Exchange Call “Greatest Hits” Out Now
Learn about the latest top marketing and outreach takeaways from Better Buildings Residential Network Members during spring 2015 Peer Exchange Calls.
Michigan Saves Reaches $50 Million Investment Milestone
Read how Residential Network member Michigan Saves helped more than 5,000 customers achieve energy savings through affordable financing.
California Member Marches Parade to Promote Energy Upgrades
Read why Residential Network member Community Home Energy Retrofit Project took to the streets to raise awareness about home energy upgrades.
First-Ever Network Member Gathering Held at 2015 Better Buildings Summit
Read about the first Residential Network meet-up where members shared challenges, strategies for success, and suggestions for the coming year.
Energy Prize Participants Get Social (Media) in the Quest for $5 Million
Read how Georgetown University Energy Prize participants are leveraging social media to help their community save energy and win big.
Motivate Homeowner Action With Updated DOE Incentives Database
Read why updates to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency can help you find incentives for homeowners faster.
Better Buildings Summit Residential Sessions Engage Energy Pros
Read how the Better Buildings Summit is engaging home energy professionals in 2015 through new residential sessions and Network member participation.
Farmington Hills Partners With Michigan Saves With Eyes on the Energy Prize
Read about two Residential Network members in Michigan that are working together to make home energy upgrades affordable.
Minnesota Member Lists Twin Cities’ First Energy Fit Certified Home
Read why a home purchased and upgraded by the Center for Energy and Environment made headlines after appearing on the Minnesota Multiple Listing Service.
Residential Network Members Impact More Than 42,000 Households
Read how less than 50 Residential Network members improved 42, 269 households in 2013 through home energy upgrades, as well as other program accomplishments.
Nexus Energy Center Unveils Energy-Efficient Tiny Home
Read about Nexus Energy Center’s recent unveiling of its 250-square-foot tiny home that will educate contractors and students about energy efficiency.
Peer Exchange Calls Inspire New Lessons Learned Greatest Hits
Learn about a new resource that summarizes top takeaways shared by Residential Network members during Peer Exchange Calls.
Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App
Learn how a Canadian member’s new game app for mobile devices helps homeowners spot the difference between efficient and inefficient energy uses.
California Member Connects Solar Adoption With Upgrades
Read how the Center for Sustainable Energy made the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades through homeowner studies.
Vermont Member Helps House Hunters Come Home to Energy Savings
Learn why NeighborWorks of Western Vermont added a realty division and hired a licensed real estate broker to sell even more home energy upgrades.
Promoting High-Performance Homes to Real Estate Pros
Learn how two Portland, Oregon-based Residential Network members are helping real estate professionals promote energy-efficient homes to buyers.
NeighborWorks’ On-Bill Option Simplifies Loan Payments in Vermont
Read why paying for energy improvements just got easier in the Green Mountain State, thanks to Residential Network member NeighborWorks of Western Vermont.
BC Hydro Brings Energy Savings to Low-Income Families in Canada
Read how Residential Network member BC Hydro’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) is helping even more low-income families in British Columbia.
Austin Energy Dials Down Home Energy Use With Smart Phones
Learn how an Austin, Texas, Residential Network member used summer’s unpredictable weather patterns as an opportunity to promote efficient cooling.
Nexus Energy Center Raises Funds for Energy-Saving Tiny Home
Read about Residential Network member Nexus Energy Center’s "TRES (Tiny, Renewable, and Environmentally Sustainable) Project.
More Than 60 GUEP Communities Join the Residential Network
Read about the Residential Network’s agreement with the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) competition to welcome all participating communities as members.
Southeast Member Launches Finance Network to Fund Upgrades
Learn how the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is leveraging DOE loan capital to engage a multitude of regional energy efficiency participants through education.
Florida Program Invests $300,000 Loan in Home Energy Upgrades
Read more about Solar and Energy Loan Fund’s Community Reinvestment Act to finance home energy upgrades for low- and moderate-income households.
Local Energy Alliance Program Offers Green Appraisal Services
Read why Charlottesville, Virginia, homeowners interested in selling their home, refinancing, or applying for a secured line of credit have a new tool to get started.
New Financing Tool Expands Market to Institutional Investors
Read about a new financing platform designed to open the market for energy efficiency to institutional investors, known as Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans.
New York Network Members Join Forces to Create Green Jobs
Learn how Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) and NYSERDA are using its knowledge of the housing market to create energy efficiency contracting jobs.
Study: Owners of Energy-Efficient Homes Recommend Them
Read more about a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study aimed at uncovering how owners of energy-efficient homes felt after closing.
Buffalo Pushes Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in New York
Read how PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) Buffalo is creating energy-efficient, affordable housing in the multifamily sector.
DOE’s New Cost-Effectiveness Tool Builds the Business Case
Learn more about DOE’s new user-friendly tool that estimates the cost-effectiveness of a residential energy efficiency program based on a program administrator’s inputs.