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Accomplishments

DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program hit the ground running in summer 2010. Since then, more than 40 partners launched local programs—testing a wide range of program delivery business models in their communities. The ultimate goal was the same across all partners: to make energy efficiency more accessible to homes and businesses from coast to coast.

LEARN ABOUT PARTNERS’ ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In less than four years, Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners:

  • Upgraded more than 105,000 residential and commercial buildings to be more energy efficient
  • Performed more than 240,000 residential and commercial energy assessments
  • Developed sustainable energy efficiency upgrade programs, approximately three-fourths of which will continue through at least 2014 without additional DOE funding
  • Saved consumers $730 million in estimated lifetime energy savings, in addition to improving the comfort of their homes and buildings
  • Trained more than 5,000 home performance workers to enhance their skills
  • Completed more than $780 million worth of energy upgrades
  • Leveraged more than $440 million in private capital and federally funded revolving loan funds.

Through the use of innovative approaches to achieve energy and financial savings, Better Buildings partners succeeded in meeting the program's goals while promoting increased comfort for homeowners, lower operating costs for businesses, and local job growth.

Read the Program Summary

To learn more details about program results and lessons learned, read Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Summary of Reported Data From July 1, 2010 – September 30, 2013 and the corresponding program dashboard. Better Buildings partners’ individual summaries will be posted here as they become available.

EXPLORE THE EVALUATION REPORTS

The following reports provide more details about program successes:

Watch the Video

Learn how Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners have trained and expanded their local contractor workforce while supporting professional jobs in their communities. View the text version of the video.