Expanding Access to Clean Energy in Affordable Housing

Solar, energy efficiency, Passive House – these are the tools of the clean energy transition. But who are these tools for and who can afford them? Owners, developers, and residents of affordable housing in the Greater Boston region are asking these questions, identifying the barriers to accessing clean energy and the strategies for overcoming those barriers. Meanwhile, communities across the region are exploring ways to support this clean energy transition. How do we build partnerships across sectors to expand access and accelerate an equitable energy transition? This session will explore these questions and the ways to make the clean energy sector more equitable and accessible to all.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 - 9:15am to 10:45am

Room / Location:
Marina II

Experience Level: 

1 (no prior experience/knowledge needed)

CEU Information: 

AICP (American Planning Association) 1.0 hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe barriers to accessing clean energy in affordable housing and the strategies for addressing those barriers
  • Advocate for policies and best practices for expanding access to clean energy at the local level
  • Evaluate equity implications of the current policy/funding/financing structures and how these do or don’t serve vulnerable populations
  • Integrate social equity issues into their work

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