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.

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
Alaska state energy program
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.
October 24, 2017
EERE Success Story—Missouri Makes Critical Advances in Energy Efficiency at State Facilities
With support from the State Energy Program (SEP), Missouri has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption at its state facilities.
March 15, 2017
Energy efficiency upgrades in McKinley County, New Mexico made possible by energy savings performance contracts.
EERE Success Story—The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts

New Mexico’s McKinley County, like many counties across the nation, is growing, and growth is often a stress on government budgets. In 2015, the...

September 30, 2016
The Energy Resource Center installed a 2-kilowatt solar PV system at a WAP-eligible home in Colorado Springs.
EERE Success Story—Colorado Becomes First State to Install Solar as Part of Weatherization Assistance Program

For 40 years, the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has focused on advancing energy efficiency in the residential sector,...

April 12, 2016
These before and after photos of Lake Oroville in Northern California show the dramatic results of extended years of drought. Funding support from the Energy Department to California’s Appliance Efficiency Program is lowering flow rates for faucets and showerheads as well as helping the state maintain a nearly constant level of electricity consumption per capita despite population growth.
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Assists with Conserving Water in California

Energy and water are strongly interdependent in the U.S. economy. Electricity generation requires water, and water treatment and distribution...

January 6, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Jasmine Ramero found a new career in weatherization with help from the Energy Department.| Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.
EERE Success Story—How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life

Jasmine Ramero, a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), functioning on behalf of the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance...

December 21, 2015
Weatherization Success Stories
EERE Success Story—Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency

Historically, the U.S. dairy industry has been one of the most energy-intensive forms of agriculture. Colorado is at the forefront of the fight to...

December 15, 2015
Paul Thomsen, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, announces the new Nevada Electric Highway Joint Initiative in Carson City, Nevada. He was joined at the event by Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, left, NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The Initiative received financial support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program.
EERE Success Story—Nevada Strengthens Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Major U.S. Highway

In June, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy and the local utility NV Energy announced the Nevada Electric Highway joint initiative, an effort...

October 9, 2015
The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, established an energy savings performance contract to make HVAC and lighting improvements in several city buildings, saving money and improving comfort for building occupants. | Courtesy of Greensburg, KY
EERE Success Story—Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State

The Energy Department is continuing partnerships with state and local governments to advance efficiency in both energy and water use. One way of...

September 10, 2015
As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, Camas School District in Washington not only surpassed its energy efficiency goals, but did so five years early. | Photo courtesy of Camas School District.
EERE Success Story—Making the Grade: Washington School District Invest in Energy Efficiency

A Washington State school district achieved 28% savings on its energy bills as part of its commitment to the Energy Department’s Better Buildings...

August 21, 2013
Massachusetts: Investments and Awareness in Home Energy Assessments, Weatherization, and Solar Lead to City Savings and Job Creation
City of New Bedford's comprehensive energy strategies have saved residents money while protecting the environment.
April 25, 2013
EERE Success Story—New Jersey: Reducing Energy Bills for Camden’s Families

Aeroseal treatment saves residents of Northgate II approximately $34,000 annually.