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How can we make multifamily housing more energy efficient?

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Over the past year, Fresh Energy has partnered with Minneapolis-based affordable housing developer Aeon to establish the Minnesota Affordable Housing Multifamily Energy Network. This group of more than 20 diverse organizations is driving an unprecedented coordination between the energy and housing sectors. The network’s purpose (as part of the national Energy Efficiency for All effort) is to improve and expand the use of a variety of resources to increase energy conservation for affordable multifamily buildings in Minnesota.

We're Number Six! Chicago Makes Strides on ACEEE's City Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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Our Chicago Blackhawks are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals, but that’s not the only accomplishment our city has to celebrate. The American Center for an Energy-Efficient Economy just released a 2015 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard that ranks 51 large U.S. cities in five key areas of energy efficiency, and Chicago ranks number six.

Southeastern Cities Take Charge to Embrace Energy Efficiency, Save Money and Create Jobs

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Something amazing is happening in the Southeast. Call it a groundswell, a call-to-action -- just don't call it a fluke. Southeastern cities are taking charge of their futures by addressing the key contributor to climate change in their cities - the energy use of buildings. In Atlanta and Orlando, two cities that are in Urban Solutions' City Energy Project, exciting energy efficiency advancements are occurring that will lead to more sustainable, livable, and affordable cities for residents and businesses alike.

Taking Big Steps Towards Energy Efficiency for All in Maryland

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This weekend, my Memorial Day observance will include toasting a historic two weeks of regulatory activity in favor of low-income utility customers in Maryland, particularly those most underserved of the bunch: Renters.

Utilities Eat Their Kale: Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Renters Not So Daunting After All

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What do kale, resume-polishing, and power tools have in common with the behavior of our nation’s utilities? Well, have you ever put something off because you weren’t sure how to start or even whether it would be worth the effort? (I have.) Perhaps you’ve delayed changing your eating habits, looking for a better job, or embarking on an ambitious home improvement project? Faced with what seem like daunting projects, we often ask ourselves: Will I really be happier and healthier in the end?

Reports Document Potential to Reduce Energy Costs in Affordable Housing by Millions, and How to Capture that Potential

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Residents and owners of affordable apartment buildings in Illinois could net more than $2 billion in energy savings over the next 20 years by investing in energy efficiency measures according to a new study released today by a coalition of housing and energy advocacy organizations including NRDC. The coalition also released a complementary guide with best practices that can take us one step closer to capturing them. Combined, the reports provide the evidence and guidance utilities, regulators, and building owners need to improve the energy efficiency of multifamily affordable housing.

Twin Reports Document How Residents and Owners of Affordable Apartment Buildings Can Save Billions in Energy Costs by Adopting Proven Energy Efficiency Strategies

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Residents and owners of affordable apartment buildings in Michigan could net more than $1.7 billion in energy savings over the next 20 years by investing in energy efficiency measures according to a new study released today by a coalition of housing and energy advocacy organizations including NRDC. The coalition also released a complementary guide with best practices that can take us one step closer to capturing them.

New NRDC Study Highlights the Big Potential for Energy Efficiency in Affordable Multifamily Housing

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The potential for cost-effective energy savings in the rental apartments where millions of low-income Americans live is substantial -- as much as 32 percent for electricity and 24 percent for natural gas. That’s the good news out today in a new analysis NRDC has released with our partners in the Energy Efficiency for All project.

Yes, power plant owners can reduce emissions with energy efficiency. Here's how.

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When the EPA proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing emissions in the electricity sector. As customers save energy in their homes and businesses, fossil-fuel fired power plants are called upon less and emit less pollution.

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