Our Powers Combined: Energy Efficiency and Solar in Affordable Multifamily Buildings

A growing number of housing providers, utility-sector program administrators, and investors are working to combine energy efficiency improvements with solar systems in affordable multifamily buildings. Pairing energy efficiency with rooftop solar systems can reduce energy costs for these buildings and their low-income residents. This report includes several case studies of affordable multifamily building owners who…

Energy-efficient light bulbs harder to find, more expensive in high-poverty neighborhoods

“A Detroit area study finds that energy-efficient CFLs and LEDs are more expensive and less readily available in high-poverty urban neighborhoods. The survey found high-poverty neighborhoods lacked the large retailers offering lower prices and wider selection. CFL and LED bulb prices and availability differed across the county, but more limited availability and higher prices were…
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