Going Deep and Going Broad: The Next Generation of Multifamily Energy Programs
A large number of effective multifamily energy programs have supported retrofits at thousands of properties in the last decade. The next generation of multifamily programs, however, must catalyze the decarbonization of almost all existing buildings over the next 2-3 decades. With the increasing urgency of the climate crisis, and new Building Performance Standard policies creating strong local imperatives, how will energy programs go both deeper and broader than those of the past?
This panel will share results for programs that target electrification, demonstrating that it’s feasible now to reach the level of decarbonization needed for all buildings by 2050. We will also share unique approaches to combine energy goals with housing finance for scalable impact.
- Identify technical and incentive strategies for achieving deep energy savings/electrification/ decarbonization in multifamily energy programs.
- Implement proven program design strategies for achieving programs that can deliver retrofits at a large scale – over 1000 properties per year.
- Describe best practices for ensuring results through transparency, measurement and verification.
- Leverage multifamily capital sources to drive energy efficiency and decarbonization.