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New York and Virginia Take Big Leaps Toward More Energy Efficient Futures


The “I Love NY” and “Virginia is for Lovers” states have spread some of that love to energy efficiency.

June 2018 State Updates

Read the latest updates from the EEFA state coalitions...

Better Buildings Showcases CommonBond Communities' Greenvale Place

Greenvale Place's energy savings have earned them a place in the Better Buildings Inititiaive's showcase. In 2016, Greenvale Place in Minnesota enrolled in Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy’s local Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program. Participation in the program included a whole-building energy audit  that identified energy and water savings projects to reduce utility consumption.

EEFA State Coalition News and Updates: Summer 2017

EEFA continues to make progress in providing energy effiency to multifamily housing. Take a look at some exciting state coalition updates.
EEFA continues to make progress in providing energy effiency to multifamily housing. Take a look at some exciting state coalition updates:

Meet NEWHAB’s New Managing Director, Faith Graham

Faith Graham

I’m Faith Graham the new managing director of Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB). I am extremely excited to join you in your efforts to increase energy efficiency investments in affordable multifamily housing. I come to this work with a background in real estate finance and efficiency implementation in affordable multifamily properties. I also come with deep passion. Environmental health and social justice are inextricably linked and I believe together we can make real progress on both.

Staying on Message: CA Delivers Creates a Journalist Guide to Energy Efficiency Investments in Low-Income Multifamily Housing

CA media guide

Engaging the media is critical to educating the public about the value of energy efficiency investments in low-income multifamily housing. But how do you ensure that journalists have the background they need to understand and report accurately on the issue? California Delivers answer was to create journalist guide. As California moves forward with implementation of new energy efficiency targets in the residential sector, the guide serves a key resource for journalists. It includes:

Working Together to Defend Housing and Energy

Defending federal programs

In short time, we will see the Trump Administration’s proposal for next year’s Federal budget. If the “skinny budget” released in March is any indication, we can once again expect dramatic cuts to programs valued by state energy offices, state clean air agencies, state housing finance agencies and public utility commissions. Among the programs the President has proposed to eliminate are CDBG, HOME, LIHEAP, WAP and ENERGY STAR.

EEFA State Coalition News and Updates: May 2017

The EEFA state coalitions have been busy throughout the past few months. Take a look at some exciting state coalition updates:

Maryland Groups show continued support for EmPOWER energy efficiency programs

EEFA logo

Today, 48 organizations, including 20 affordable housing organizations, signed a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to underscore the importance and their continued support of EmPOWER Maryland, the primary policy driver of utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs.