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Getting an Energy Efficiency Boost in Georgia

Building owners—with a leg up from enlightened power companies—can make a difference in their residents’ health and quality of life through energy efficiency upgrades, especially when it comes to multifamily affordable housing.

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Action Housing provides affordable homes

Action Housing

Action Housing "Action Housing didn't just give me an apartment. They gave me a program."

Action Housing

"Action Housing didn't just give me an apartment. They gave me a program."

Description: Action Housing provides affordable homes throughout Pennsylvania. Stories from residents speak to how affordable and sustainable homes provides opportunity to those in need.

Story type: Two residents in two different apartments

Upgrades: Workshops, financial/academic classes

Notes/Keywords: MyPlace Program, Action Housing

 
Weatherization Assistance Program Success Story

Weatherization Assistance Program Success Story

Weatherization Assistance Program Success Story "I'm very pleased with the education that I received."

Weatherization Assistance Program Success Story

"I'm very pleased with the education that I received."

Description: Hear the success of the Weatherization Assistance Program as a resident recalls her experience with the program and the educational benefits of working with Civic Works.

Story type: Resident

Resident: Jae Fayijinmi, Baltimore, MD

Upgrades:  Saved $500 and $150 on separate occasions

Notes/keywords: WAP

Energy efficiency jobs in Virginia

Energy efficiency jobs in Virginia

Energy efficiency jobs in Virginia "I know a low utility bill is wonderful. It's less money out of the pocket."

Energy efficiency jobs in Virginia

"I know a low utility bill is wonderful. It's less money out of the pocket."

Description: Hearing the voices of those who help implement efficiency upgrades helps shed light on the growing field

Story type: Contractors

Contractors: Derek Underwood, Tyler Cox

Upgrades: LED lighting, gas leak testing, ductwork

Notes/keywords: Community Housing Partners

Crystal loves living at Park's Edge

Living at Park's Edge

Living at Park's Edge "You would just eat cheap when it was electric bill week."

Living at Park's Edge

"You would just eat cheap when it was electric bill week."

Description: Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). The benefits of energy savings from renovation and efficiency upgrades to aging property results in significant reduction in above average energy bills for Crystal Barbour.

Story type: Resident

Resident: Crystal Barbour, Parks Edge, Charlottesville, VA

Upgrades: Efficient faucets/showerheads, LED lighting, attic insulation

Notes/keywords: LEAP, MFEEC

 
LIHEAP success story 2

LIHEAP Success Story

LIHEAP Success Story "I couldn't stay here without the help from LIHEAP"

LIHEAP Success Story

"I couldn't stay here without the help from LIHEAP"

Description:  A single father recalls how LIHEAP helped him lower his energy expenses, fortify his home, and provide a comfortable and safe home for his family.

Story type: Resident

Resident: James Glover , Philadelphia, PA

Upgrades: Paid gas bill

Notes/Keywords: LIHEAP

LIHEAP success story

LIHEAP Success Story

LIHEAP Success Story "Without LIHEAP being there for me, I would have nothing right now."

LIHEAP Success Story

"Without LIHEAP being there for me, I would have nothing right now."

Description: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program serves Philadelphia as hard working and disabled workers receive its benefits.

Story type: Resident

Resident: Craig Gadsen, Philadelphia, PA

Upgrades: Helped with electric and gas bills  

Notes/keywords: LIHEAP

How Energy Efficiency helps ensure these Harlem residents stay warm

How energy efficiency helps ensure these Harlem residents stay comfortable in any season

How energy efficiency helps ensure these Harlem residents stay comfortable in any season "I don't think you can ever [know] the joy of hot water until you have none."

How energy efficiency helps ensure these Harlem residents stay comfortable in any season

"I don't think you can ever [know] the joy of hot water until you have none."

Description: Hear from the Harlem residents whose lives changed after their building went through an energy efficiency upgrade

Story type: Residents

Resident: Angela Gilltrap, Harlem, New York City

Upgrades: Energy-efficient boiler, LED lighting, new insulation, high-tech windows

Notes: Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s WAP

Meet the contractors making New York homes more energy efficient and comfortable

Meet the contractors helping make New York homes more energy efficient and comfortable

Meet the contractors helping make New York homes more energy efficient and comfortable "Knowing that they're satisfied and comfortable in their home...that's what makes you feel proud in your work."

Meet the contractors helping make New York homes more energy efficient and comfortable

"Knowing that they're satisfied and comfortable in their home...that's what makes you feel proud in your work."

Description: Local Weatherization Assistance Program providers are lowering energy bills, creating jobs, and helping to ensure that all New Yorkers can live safely and comfortably in their city

Story type: Contractors

Upgrades: Energy-efficient boiler, LED lighting, new insulation, high-tech windows

Notes: Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s WAP