A new report from Living Cities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities
Cities and states across the country are ramping up their efforts to boost the energy efficiency of the residential commercial and public buildings in their communities. They are motivated by the urgency of challenges such as escalating energy costs to their home- and business-owners rising unemployment and global climate disruption‰ÛÓand by the enormous opportunities they see to save money and create high-quality jobs and career pathways especially for lower-income people while at the same time reducing air and climate pollution and improving indoor air quality.
In other words investment in building energy efficiency through retrofitting and other strategies is emerging as a high priority in a growing number of cities and states throughout the country because it simultaneously meets environmental protection economic development and social goals: the quintessential "triple bottom line" solution.
This guide – produced by Living Cities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities – is designed to help cities and states improve accelerate and scale up their building energy retrofit efforts by compiling and synthesizing much of the best available information on these challenge areas and the most promising approaches to meeting them. Download the Scaling Up Building Energy Retrofitting in U.S. Cities report.