Home Energy in US: Here you will find general information on the impact of home energy efficiency in the US.
- Energy efficiency trends in residential buildings.
- Why US homes built after 1999 are using just 2% more energy on average than homes built prior despite being 30% larger on average.
- Why energy efficiency is being used as the first and best option in reducing carbon emissions across the country.
- How and why consumer preference for energy efficient homes is increasing every year.
- Green Street Cottages: Zero-Energy Homes — Nicholas Parker of Green Street Cottages discusses how Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating products are the ideal HVAC choice in his zero-energy homes in Gastonia, NC.
- Capitol Hill Housing: Hazel Plaza – cut energy use by nearly 26 percent annually through a variety of implemented solutions.
- Economic Development Authority of Mankato, MN: Orness Plaza – saved 25 percent annually in energy use through envelope and HVAC upgrades.
- Keene Housing: Harper Acres – expects to save $26,000 each year through phased in lighting upgrades.
- The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver: Self-Managed EPC – the EPC has served as a vehicle for major capital improvements, facility upgrades, and in-unit energy upgrades resulting in $2.6 million in utility savings annually.
- Jersey City Housing Authority: Getting the Most out of Energy Performance Contracts – helped to save $5 million in energy costs; and enhanced organizational expertise in energy efficiency.
- LINC Housing: Replicable and Scalable Near Zero Net Energy Retrofits for Low Income – created a model that documents the steps low-income multifamily property owners can take to make whole-building energy efficiency retrofits.
- Mercy Housing: Large Scale Solar Implementation Approach – partnered with a third-party full service solar provider under a three-year, national partnership agreement with plans to implement up to 5.5 MW of solar power across Mercy Housing’s national portfolio.
- Rockford Housing Authority: Use of Energy Performance Contract Allows Continuous Provision of Quality Affordable Housing – reduced energy costs by over $100,000 a year while improving the quality of housing for low-income housing tenants.
- Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation: A Model for Building Projects, Creating Savings and Cutting Administrative Costs – developed a new organizational protocol that has transformed the budgeting and planning process.