AEA and GRID Alternatives team up to deliver Energy Efficiency + Solar Energy to Affordable Multifamily Housing
The Association for Energy Affordability and Grid Alternatives Tri-State announced the formation of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Partnership (EESP) to bring the combined benefits of energy efficiency and solar energy to multifamily buildings where low-income households live.
The goals are to lower the building’s energy requirements by improving or replacing inefficient building systems, and to design and install – at minimal up-front cost – solar energy systems to supply a significant portion of the building’s electric load.
The organizations will harness foundation and private financing together with incentives or funds from existing efficiency and renewable energy programs to overcome financial barriers to participation by cash-strapped housing providers. (more…)