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.

May 12, 2020
west virginia success story
Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
May 1, 2020
Perryville PK-12 School in Perryville, Alaska
Alaska Helps Remote Schools save Energy and Money with DOE Investment
DOE's EERE is helping to support energy-and-cost-saving projects in public facilities in rural Alaskan communities.
April 9, 2020
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North Carolina Upgrade and Save
With the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, North Carolina is making ENERGY STAR upgrades.
March 4, 2020
Clean Energy Manufacturing—stock photo by Getty Images 2019
North Carolina’s Roadmap to a Clean-Energy Market
With financial support from DOE, the state-led coalition worked to advance the southeastern clean-energy market in three phases.
February 19, 2020
Southeastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
Eastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
December 16, 2019
Driving Clean Energy Manufacturing Competition in Michigan
Driving Clean Energy Manufacturing Competition in Michigan
With funding from DOE's SEP program within EERE, the State of Michigan created a roadmap.
December 9, 2019
Small Business “Most Sustainable Trips” Winner
New Hampshire is Challenging Commuters to Rideshare
Ridesharing can save commuters money, time, and stress.
November 18, 2019
Storage system at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
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
Residential Street—Getty Images (2009, StuartDuncanSmith)
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
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc.
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%2C Washington State agencies have improved benchmarking compliance from 17% to 72% in less than two years.
June 10, 2019
PennTAP onsite visit a U.S. Silica plant
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
Image of two school buses.
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.