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Equitable Electrification


On Earth Day, we affirm that the goals of beneficial electrification, energy efficiency and housing security will always be intertwined. Generally, they work together: high-performing building systems save energy and save owners money on building operations, reducing the upward pressure on rents. But not all building owners care to share savings resulting from energy improvements with their tenants — even when they are taking advantage of government or utility incentives to install them. We focus on electrification projects consistent with principles of equity and inclusion. While it is easiest to do this in master…



Weatherization Works in 2021


In August 2021, the Weatherization Assistance Program celebrated its 45th birthday. In light of our current climate crisis and the numerous technological advances made in recent years, it is natural to question the relevance of the Weatherization Assistance Program to our current dilemma. Wasn’t it created in large part to help low-income Americans cope with the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s? We appreciate that Weatherization provided the trained workforce and the structure for inventions and diagnostic tools and energy audit methodology that is used today. But if the present climate crisis requires us to make the move…



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