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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) success stories are listed below by program.

You can also read all WIP success stories below.

March 21, 2019
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Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy
Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy
March 5, 2019
EERE Success Story—Maryland Advances Energy Efficiency in State Building Portfolio
Maryland advances energy efficiency in state building portfolio.
February 19, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Industry Grows by 72% since 2014
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is Rhode Island’s leading state agency on energy policy and programs.
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
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is housed in the Golden Rule Building in St. Paul, Minn.
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 21, 2018
Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Energy Planning, Innovative Energy Practices, and Technical Assistance in 16 States
DOE announced approximately $5 million for 16 states to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and improve energy productivity
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.
June 5, 2018
EERE Success Story—Hawaii Creates a Tool to Better Identify Renewable Energy Siting Potential
Hawaii’s Renewable EnerGIS mapping tool provide renewable energy resource and site information for specific Hawaii locations.
June 5, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
March 5, 2018
Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
An infrastructure that can support 20,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is now coming to the West.
February 26, 2018
Ask an Energy Auditor: 5 Questions with Ethan Heslep, Community Housing Partners
Ask an Energy Auditor: 5 Questions with Ethan Heslep, Community Housing Partners
Ethan Heslep has been an Energy Auditor with Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions for the last eight years.
January 17, 2018
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
January 10, 2018
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
Better Buildings’ Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) is breaking down barriers that low income communities face.
November 30, 2017
5 Tips to Stay Warm This Winter
5 Tips To Stay Warm This Winter
Cold weather is just around the corner and preparing for winter now can save you money and keep you warmer when the cold air arrives.
October 30, 2017
A man, in a full suit and mask works to weatherize a home.
Get Weatherization Assistance in 3 Easy Steps
Apply for weatherization assistance in 3 simple steps to save money on your energy bills.
October 26, 2017
A graphic of a house that demonstrates the health benefits of the Weatherization Assistance Program
3 Health Benefits to Weatherizing Your Home
By simply weatherizing their home, Americans can not only reduce their energy bills, but also improve their health in the process.
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.
August 28, 2017
A net zero home that constructed in Utah
Inside Utah's First Net Zero Community
Utah's first community of net zero homes is packed with a host of innovative, energy-saving features.
August 24, 2017
Image of Hurricane Sandy hitting the coast of the United States
Here's How 4 States are Preparing for Hurricane Season
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is well under way and these 4 states are getting ready with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
July 17, 2017
Hawaii's McKinley Statue
3 Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient
Hawaii is making significant progress on energy efficiency. By 2030, the Aloha State wants to decrease its electricity consumption statewide by 30%.