The Priorities


  • HOUSING RESILIENCE: It is critical that we find opportunities to preserve and invest in all of our affordable housing stock even as we continue to build new units. Affordable housing consumes on average 33% more energy than market rate housing because it is generally older. Investing in energy efficient technologies will result in an estimated 10-20% in energy savings across proposed units. Investing in these properties will help maintain quality affordable homes for all. 

    • Whole home approach to energy efficiency (pre-weatherization + weatherization + renewable retrofits)

    • Multi-sector integrated funding and fulfillment approach

  • EQUITY: Research shows that for working families, utility costs are amongst the highest monthly expenses, and reducing the energy burden allows low- and medium-income families spend less money on utilities. 

    • Residential independent power generation

    • Energy markets access:

      • Net metering / Energy buyback programs

      • 3rd party on-bill financing

      • Aggregate district billing 

  • CLIMATE Adaptation: Targeted place-based investments in education and green-jobs training pathways for BIPOC and increased procurement among BIPOC business owners.​

    •  Targeted BIPOC Workforce Development​ programming

    • Targeted BIPOC small business, entrepreneurship procurement opportunities

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