Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories

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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.

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
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.
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
idaho fire truck OEMR
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%.
June 1, 2017
3 Ways to Increase Your Energy Literacy
Energy literacy can open doors to a growing energy workforce of more than 6 million Americans.
April 27, 2017
Depicted here is an electric furnace at Kowalski Heat Treating of Cleveland, Ohio. The industrial firm underwent an energy efficiency retrofit through Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers.
EERE Success Story—Industrial Efficiency Protects Manufacturing Jobs

The Energy Department is facilitating the manufacturing sector’s move toward energy efficiency in the Rust Belt and beyond.

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...

March 2, 2017
Energy efficiency upgrades in McKinley County, New Mexico made possible by energy savings performance contracts.
The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts

McKinley County, New Mexico cut energy costs by joining a pilot program, LEEP (Local Energy Efficiency Performance), launched by the state with...

January 4, 2017
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories
Minnesota Increasing Building Efficiency with Proven ESPC Model

One of America’s coldest states on average is dramatically cutting its #energy costs in public buildings with funding support from the Energy...

December 1, 2016
Thanks to a 2012 State Energy Program Competitive Award, three Arizona wastewater treatment facilities underwent partial energy upgrades. A facility in Phoenix, pictured here in before-and-after shots, undertook an LED retrofit. The facility is already saving energy and money. 
Energy Department Helping Arizona Conserve Energy at Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Funding support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program is being used by some states to retrofit water treatment facilities and...

November 17, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

October 31, 2016
Creating Jobs in Home Efficiency

Over the last 40 years, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program has helped weatherize more than 7 million homes, helping to...