Project Highlights

  • The Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center is a repository of examples, lessons, and resources for residential energy efficiency programs.
  • Adding to the legacy of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, the Solution Center features insights on how to design, implement and evaluate efficiency programs to improve the energy efficiency of communities across the nation.

Tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to compile Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) lessons learned, Energetics played a critical knowledge management role in the design, review, and launch of the Solution Center—a one-stop shop for residential energy efficiency program administrators and home performance professionals.

The Solution Center highlights proven strategies that BBNP partners adopted to make energy efficiency more accessible to homes and businesses. During the past four years, BBNP worked with communities across the country to develop sustainable energy efficiency programs.

The Solution Center is organized into a series of handbooks with step-by-step guidance for planning, operating, and evaluating a residential energy efficiency program. The handbooks offer strategies for helping program administrators and home performance professionals bring energy upgrades to residential consumers. Each handbook draws on the experiences of multiple programs and contains resources such as tools, calculators, publications, videos, presentations, and program examples. Users can find information regarding business models, program designs, marketing and outreach, financing, contractor engagement, workforce development, and evaluation and data collection.

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