Increasing Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Housing
Improving the energy performance of existing buildings will be key to achieving California's greenhouse gas emission goals. But low-income, multifamily buildings face obstacles including limited access to capital, complex financing arrangements, and competing renovation needs. While California offers a number of incentive and rebate programs, barriers such as strict income qualification criteria, energy data opacity, and the complexity of combining multiple incentives have hampered progress.
To address these challenges, CLEE and UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute convened stakeholders to identify solutions to address key challenges, increase access to energy efficiency incentives, and unlock environmental, financial, and quality-of-life benefits for owners and residents alike. Our report,
Low Income, High Efficiency
, details the top policy, governance, and financing solutions surfaced by the stakeholder group. You can also watch our accompanying webinar featuring California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, Peter Armstrong of Wakeland Housing, and Martha Campbell of the Rocky Mountain Institute.