Better Buildings Neighborhood program promotes energy efficiency

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The program saved consumers $850 million in estimated lifetime energy savings, in addition to improving the comfort of their homes and buildings

September 25, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has help make energy efficiency more accessible to homes and businesses nationwide over the past five years. The program has:

  • Upgraded more than 119,000 residential and commercial buildings to be more energy efficient
  • Performed more than 250,000 residential and commercial energy assessments
  • Developed sustainable energy efficiency upgrade programs, approximately three-fourths of which continued through at least 2014 without additional DOE funding
  • Saved consumers $850 million in estimated lifetime energy savings, in addition to improving the comfort of their homes and buildings
  • Trained more than 5,600 home performance workers to enhance their skills
  • Completed more than $878 million worth of energy upgrades
  • Leveraged more than $440 million in private capital and other capital for financing building energy efficiency upgrades.

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