Weatherization Success Stories

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in providing weatherization services for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents reduce energy bills for residents. Explore EERE’s weatherization success stories below.

November 18, 2019
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New Mexico Reduces Energy Use in Local Government Buildings
New Mexico has developed a program to help loped a program to help local governments access energy savings performance contracting.
October 30, 2019
The Health and Safety Benefits of Weatherization: One Family in Georgia's Story
One family in Waynesboro, Georgia recently discovered that weatherization upgrades to their home may have actually saved their lives.
October 30, 2019
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DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program Supports Job Creation in Utah
Tune in to @PBS for a new episode of #HomeDiagnosisTV to see how @UtahEnergy trains their #weatherization staff.
October 25, 2019
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Rhode Island Paving the Way for Successful Home Energy Labeling
The State of Rhode Island has created a tool to help promote residential energy scorecards.
October 25, 2019
LEAD Tool Map Illustrates Energy Burden and Other Energy Characteristics
DOE Releases New Toolkit to Help Identify Energy Opportunities for Low-Income Communities
DOE has released a new data tool to help understand energy affordability, developed as part of an accelerator project toolkit.
September 23, 2019
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EERE Success Story — A Trained Workforce in Georgia is Reducing Building Energy Use and Yielding Cost Savings
EERE helps educates and trains American workers and equip the future workforce with skills to succeed in a modern economy.
September 12, 2019
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Forestry Division Saves Money by Switching to Solar
New Mexico’s Forestry Division installed a 10.3kW PV system and battery storage to help maintain Cimarron District Office ops during wildfires,
August 6, 2019
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EERE Success Story — Reducing the Energy Burden for Elderly and Homes that Previously Could Not Receive Weatherization Services
With their new Healthy AIR Program, the MN WAP now provides #weatherization services to low-income households that previously could not be served.
July 30, 2019
Photos: Courtesy of the New Mexico State Energy Office
EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Six Step Cycle for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
EERE's State Energy Program sponsored New Mexico’s creation of a six-step program to improve energy efficiency in General Service Buildings.
July 17, 2019
EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
June 19, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Washington State Increases Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects through an Energy Performance Management Strategy
EERE’s State Energy Program, Washington State agencies have improved benchmarking compliance from 17% to 72% in less than two years.
June 10, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Energy Efficiency Site Assessments Provide Energy Savings for Pennsylvania Companies
EERE’s State Energy Office experts find annual energy (320,000 kWh) and cost ($39K) savings potential at U.S. Silica in Pennsylvania.
May 29, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Montana Helps Increase Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools
MTSEP launched the SMART Schools Challenge, a friendly competition to help school districts reduce energy and save money.
May 13, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Reducing Energy Costs in Kansas Food Markets and Grocery Stores
The Kansas State Energy Office, with an investment from the U.S. DOE's SEP, is helping to mitigate operating cost burdens for rural food markets.
May 3, 2019
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EERE Success Story—South Carolina Town Saves Money from Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Solar Installation
The Town of Saluda, South Carolina, cut energy costs in its public buildings to save money and maintain its operating budget.
April 5, 2019
City of Fennimore Wisconsin
Wisconsin Town Converts all Exterior Fixtures in Publicly Owned Buildings to LED
In 2010, using U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program funding, a group of communities in Southwest Wisconsin came together to create...
March 5, 2019
EERE Success Story—Maryland Advances Energy Efficiency in State Building Portfolio
Maryland advances energy efficiency in state building portfolio.
January 28, 2019
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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings
DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center team up to help rural Alaskan communities identify energy savings.
January 16, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Minnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers
Part three of Minnesota's energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
January 2, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Part 2 – The Proof is in the Savings
Part two of Minnesota’s energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
December 14, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Part 1 – Paving the Way for Energy Efficiency in Minnesota
Minnesota sought to reduce both energy waste and costs by creating the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program.
November 19, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills
REVEAL engages with the real estate sector to educate and inform on the importance of efficiency in homes.
September 26, 2018
EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
September 7, 2018
EERE Success Story—Utah Launched Greenpower Electric Car Challenge to Engage Students in STEM
The Greenpower Electric Car Challenge is administered by Utah State University, in partnership with OED, Siemens, and Greenpower USA.
July 3, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Low-Cost, High Yield with Automated Building Monitoring in Alaska
Since 2013, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has used a portion of its SEP formula funds to develop a building monitoring project – BMON.