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CLEAResult and NREL Award Winner of the JUMP Call for Innovation

Read about the winner of the JUMP Smartphone Call for Innovation, hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and industry partner CLEAResult.
October 2016

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National Grid’s Efficiency Program Aims to Save Customers $3.6 Billion

Read about National Grid’s latest energy efficiency goals that include strategies to help Massachusetts homeowners save money and energy.
September 2016

BBRN_Stories_080816.pngNew Residential PACE Financing Initiatives Launch as Market Grows

Learn about how White House initiatives are advancing Residential PACE financing as it is being offered in more states, including a new program in Missouri.
July 2016

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LOAN PROGRAM PROVIDES EFFICIENCY FINANCING IN THE KEYSTONE STATE

Read how the Pennsylvania Treasury is bringing back the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program to help homeowners finance home energy efficiency upgrades.
June 2016

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VIRGINIA RESIDENTS CHECK OUT NEW ENERGY LENDING LIBRARY

Read about Arlington County, Virginia’s Energy Lending Library that allows residents to check out equipment to identify energy savings in their homes.
May 2016

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LEVERAGE EARTH DAY TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Learn how Residential Network members are using Earth Day and other holidays to promote residential energy efficiency in their communities.
April 2016

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NEW CREDENTIAL HELPS HOMES GET HEALTH AND SAFETY CHECK-UPS

Learn about a new credential released by Buildings Performance Institute that will help the home performance workforce assess home-based environmental health hazards.
March 2016

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RESIDENTIAL NETWORK MEMBERS UNITE TO FORM GREEN BANK NETWORK

Read how Residential Network Members joined forces to launch an international organization that scales up private financing to meet the challenge of climate change.
February 2016

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NEW ORLEANS COUNCIL CALLS ON ENTERGY TO INCREASE ENERGY SAVINGS

Read about a resolution the New Orleans City Council passed that called on Entergy New Orleans to increase its efforts to help the city reach its energy savings goal.
January 2016

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NETWORK MEMBER HELPS CITY CLIMB COOLCALIFORNIA CHALLENGE LEADERBOARD

Learn how a Residential Network member is helping boost a California community’s energy and water conservation efforts as part of the CoolCalifornia Challenge.
December 2015

bbrn_seed_logo_120415.jpgRESIDENTIAL NETWORK MEMBERS SUPPORT NEW DATA-DRIVEN INITIATIVE

Read about Residential Network members that are partnering with the Standard Energy Efficiency (SEED) Collaborative to help cities manage building energy performance data.
November 2015

bbrn_stories_110215.jpgNEW LESSONS LEARNED: PEER EXCHANGE CALL “GREATEST HITS” OUT NOW

Learn about the latest top marketing and outreach takeaways from Better Buildings Residential Network Members during spring 2015 Peer Exchange Calls.
October 2015

bbrn_stories_michigan_saves_101315.jpgMICHIGAN SAVES REACHES $50 MILLION INVESTMENT MILESTONE

Read how Residential Network member Michigan Saves helped more than 5,000 customers achieve energy savings through affordable financing.
September 2015

bbrn_stories_ca_member_081015.jpgCALIFORNIA MEMBER MARCHES PARADE TO PROMOTE ENERGY UPGRADES

Read why Residential Network member Community Home Energy Retrofit Project took to the streets to raise awareness about home energy upgrades.
July 2015

bbrn_stories_first-ever_062915.jpgFIRST-EVER NETWORK MEMBER GATHERING HELD AT 2015 BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT

Read about the first Residential Network meet-up where members shared challenges, strategies for success, and suggestions for the coming year.
June 2015

bbrn_stories_energy_prize_062915.jpgENERGY PRIZE PARTICIPANTS GET SOCIAL (MEDIA) IN THE QUEST FOR $5 MILLION

Read how Georgetown University Energy Prize participants are leveraging social media to help their community save energy and win big.
May 2015

bbrn_stories_motivate_051815.jpgMotivate Homeowner Action With Updated DOE Incentives Database

Read why updates to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency can help you find incentives for homeowners faster.
April 2015

bbrn_stories_better_051815.jpgBetter Buildings Summit Residential Sessions Engage Energy Pros

Read how the Better Buildings Summit is engaging home energy professionals in 2015 through new residential sessions and Network member participation.
March 2015

bbrn_stories_farmington_030215.jpgFARMINGTON HILLS PARTNERS WITH MICHIGAN SAVES WITH EYES ON THE ENERGY PRIZE

Read about two Residential Network members in Michigan that are working together to make home energy upgrades affordable.
February 2015

bbrn_stories_minnesota_020215.jpgMINNESOTA MEMBER LISTS TWIN CITIES’ FIRST ENERGY FIT CERTIFIED HOME

Read why a home purchased and upgraded by the Center for Energy and Environment made headlines after appearing on the Minnesota Multiple Listing Service.
January 2015

bbrn_stories_members_020215.jpgRESIDENTIAL NETWORK MEMBERS IMPACT MORE THAN 42,000 HOUSEHOLDS

Read how less than 50 Residential Network members improved 42, 269 households in 2013 through home energy upgrades, as well as other program accomplishments.
December 2014

bbrn_stories_nexus_121514.jpgNEXUS ENERGY CENTER UNVEILS ENERGY-EFFICIENT TINY HOME

Read about Nexus Energy Center’s recent unveiling of its 250-square-foot tiny home that will educate contractors and students about energy efficiency.
November 2014

bbrn_stories_peer_121514.jpgPEER EXCHANGE CALLS INSPIRE NEW LESSONS LEARNED GREATEST HITS

Learn about a new resource that summarizes top takeaways shared by Residential Network members during Peer Exchange Calls.
October 2014

bbrn_stories_nova_121514.jpgEFFICIENCY NOVA SCOTIA RELEASES ENERGY EFFICIENCY MOBILE APP

Learn how a Canadian member’s new game app for mobile devices helps homeowners spot the difference between efficient and inefficient energy uses.
October 2014

bbrn_stories_california_121514.jpgCALIFORNIA MEMBER CONNECTS SOLAR ADOPTION WITH UPGRADES

Read how the Center for Sustainable Energy made the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades through homeowner studies.
October 2014

bbrn_stories_vermont_121514.jpgVERMONT MEMBER HELPS HOUSE HUNTERS COME HOME TO ENERGY SAVINGS

Learn why NeighborWorks of Western Vermont added a realty division and hired a licensed real estate broker to sell even more home energy upgrades.
October 2014

bbrn_stories_oregon.pngPromoting High-Performance Homes to Real Estate Pros

Learn how two Portland, Oregon-based Residential Network members are helping real estate professionals promote energy-efficient homes to buyers.
September 2014

bbrn_stories_neighborworks.jpgNeighborWorks’ On-Bill Option Simplifies Loan Payments in Vermont

Read why paying for energy improvements just got easier in the Green Mountain State, thanks to Residential Network member NeighborWorks of Western Vermont.
September 2014

bbrn_stories_bchydro.jpgBC Hydro Brings Energy Savings to Low-Income Families in Canada

Read how Residential Network member BC Hydro’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) is helping even more low-income families in British Columbia.
September 2014

bbrn_stories_austin_energy_9-2-14.jpgAUSTIN ENERGY DIALS DOWN HOME ENERGY USE WITH SMART PHONES

Learn how an Austin, Texas, Residential Network member used summer’s unpredictable weather patterns as an opportunity to promote efficient cooling.
July 2014

bbrn_stories_nexus_energy_9-2-14.pngNEXUS ENERGY CENTER RAISES FUNDS FOR ENERGY-SAVING TINY HOME

Read about Residential Network member Nexus Energy Center’s "TRES (Tiny, Renewable, and Environmentally Sustainable) Project.
July 2014

guep.pngMore Than 60 GUEP Communities Join the Residential Network

Read about the Residential Network’s agreement with the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) competition to welcome all participating communities as members.
June 2014

story_southeast_energy_efficiency.jpgSOUTHEAST MEMBER LAUNCHES FINANCE NETWORK to Fund Upgrades

Learn how the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance is leveraging DOE loan capital to engage a multitude of regional energy efficiency participants through education.
June 2014

story_solar_and_energy.jpgFLORIDA PROGRAM INVESTS $300,000 LOAN IN HOME ENERGY UPGRADES

Read more about Solar and Energy Loan Fund’s Community Reinvestment Act to finance home energy upgrades for low- and moderate-income households.
June 2014

story_local_energy_alliance.jpgLOCAL ENERGY ALLIANCE PROGRAM OFFERS GREEN APPRAISAL SERVICES

Read why Charlottesville, Virginia, homeowners interested in selling their home, refinancing, or applying for a secured line of credit have a new tool to get started.
June 2014

story_new_financing_tool.jpgNEW FINANCING TOOL EXPANDS MARKET TO INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

Read about a new financing platform designed to open the market for energy efficiency to institutional investors, known as Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans.
May 2014

story_new_york_members.jpgNEW YORK NETWORK MEMBERS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE GREEN JOBS

Learn how Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) and NYSERDA are using its knowledge of the housing market to create energy efficiency contracting jobs.
May 2014

story_study_says_owners.jpgSTUDY: OWNERS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES RECOMMEND THEM

Read more about a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study aimed at uncovering how owners of energy-efficient homes felt after closing.
May 2014

push_buffalo_story.jpgBuffalo Pushes Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in New York

Read how PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) Buffalo is creating energy-efficient, affordable housing in the multifamily sector.
April 2014

ce_tool.jpgDOE’S NEW COST-EFFECTIVENESS TOOL BUILDS THE BUSINESS CASE

Learn more about DOE’s new user-friendly tool that estimates the cost-effectiveness of a residential energy efficiency program based on a program administrator’s inputs.
February 2014