Sustainability Offers a Helping Hand for Nonprofits

Written by Ariel Felton and published on yaleclimateconnections.org on August 7, 2019. Christ House, a medical facility for homeless people in Washington, D.C., used to spend thousands of dollars a year on its old, inefficient lighting. That’s money that could have been spent on patient care. Help came last year from the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility, […]

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LED Lighting Efficiency Improvements Are Lowering the Electricity Demand

LED lighting leads region’s energy efficiency improvements KTVZ.com news source, October 17, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – Lighting efficiency improvements, especially the growing market for LED lights, helped Northwest utilities reduce electricity demand in 2016. The efficiency improvements totaled 275 average megawatts, the average power demand of 184,000 Northwest homes, according to the Northwest Power and […]

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Homeowners Reap Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Pearl, Nest team up to provide information on resales’ energy efficiency The Daily Progress, November 16, 2015. Image credit: fixedgear With Pearl Certification, homeowners and real estate agents will be able to verify and document energy efficiency improvements made to homes, which in turn can help buyers and appraisers understand the value and features of a […]

Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements Increases Property Values

Increasing Access to Financing for Energy-Efficient Retrofits UrbanLand, October 26, 2015. Image credit: Daniel Foster For more than five years, he added, San Francisco has offered the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial buildings and multifamily properties with more than five units. “The PACE structure allows property owners to access long-term, 100 percent […]