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

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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 Performance 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...

October 27, 2016
Weatherization Assistance Program Sets Gold Standard for Home Performance Industry

The Energy Department is joining weatherization organizations across the U.S. who've used federal government funding to weatherize low-income homes...

October 25, 2016
More than Just an Energy Efficiency Program, Weatherization Ensures Health and Safety

The Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has reduced energy costs for millions of low-income households by providing energy...

October 4, 2016
National Weatherization Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service

More than seven million Americans have been helped by the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program over the last four decades and many...

September 29, 2016
The Energy Resource Center installed a 2-kilowatt solar PV system at a WAP-eligible home in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Becomes First State to Install Solar as Part of Weatherization Assistance Program

Due to recent declines in the price of solar energy, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program is now incorporating solar into...

August 22, 2016
Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy...

August 19, 2016
The History and Evolution of America’s Weatherization Network

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which provides funding to states,...

August 15, 2016
The Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program services every political subdivision in the country through a network of 59 grantees: 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and three select Native American tribes.
Celebrating 40 Years of America’s Weatherization Assistance Program

The Energy Department is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which has retrofitted more than 7 million homes...

August 2, 2016
This solar energy system was installed at Hunt Electric, the first company in Utah to take advantage of C-PACE financing.
Utah Property Owners Benefit with PACE

An Energy Department supported financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property is enabling state...

July 21, 2016
This solar system, installed at a home in Santa Fe, benefitted from the New Mexico Solar Market Development Tax Credit.
Energy Department Catalyzes New Mexico Solar Boom

The Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP) has been critical to the expansion of solar energy in New Mexico by investing more than $2...

July 19, 2016
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories
PACE Adds Market Value for Home Energy Upgrades

New partnerships and resources announced by the Energy Department will bring the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to more...

June 6, 2016
Alaska possesses great natural beauty, but also has some of the most expensive energy costs in the United States. The Energy Department is helping many Alaskan communities adopt more sustainable energy strategies to alleviate high energy costs.
Alaskan Community Efficiency Champions Compete for Funds to Implement Energy Reduction Plans

Thirteen Native Alaska villages thirteen are developing unique plans to reduce per capita energy consumption 15% by 2020 with technical assistance...

June 3, 2016
Many homes in Alaska such as this one under construction are using energy much more efficiently as a result of financial support from the Energy Department to the state.  Photo courtesy Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. (AHFC)
Energy Department Helps Alaska Develop Energy Retrofit Programs

Support from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP), is helping Alaska building managers and facility owners understand best practices...

April 26, 2016
Village of Chefornak, Alaska. Photo from Lovina Tunuchuk, flickr
Thirteen Alaska Community Efficiency Champions Selected to Receive Technical Assistance from the Energy Department

Today, at the 2016 Alaska Rural Energy Conference in Fairbanks, I had the pleasure of announcing 13 communities selected to receive technical...

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
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Assists with Conserving Water in California
April 7, 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.
Energy Department Assists with Conserving Water in California

The Energy Department is helping California address severe drought conditions by supporting their Appliance Efficiency Program which lowers flow...

March 24, 2016
Insulation is a key element of weatherization because it provides resistance to heat flow which lowers a family’s heating and cooling costs. Insulation is especially important for homes in arctic climates, like this home in Alaska. The Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and its network of Alaskan service providers are working to improve the condition of the state’s affordable housing stock, while reducing utility bills for low-income Alaskans.
Energy Department Supports Efficiency Upgrades in Alaska’s Lake and Peninsula Borough

Effective insulation can result in big savings in heating and cooling costs, especially in arctic climates such as Alaska. The Energy Department's...