Big shifts in state level energy efficiency policies have brought significant new energy efficiency and solar resources to the affordable multifamily sector. The various Energy Upgrade California for Multifamily have launched in recent years and are continuing to grow. The Energy Savings Assistance Program is set to make a variety of changes to better serve the multifamily sector in its next program cycle. Perhaps most exciting the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) received $75 million in new funds and the program is proposed to receive $140 million in the 2015-2016 year from the cap-and-trade auction proceeds. Once LIWP fully launches it is intended to serve large multifamily with equal emphasis as single-family homes, and will cover solar and energy efficiency incentives.
Convener: Megan Kirkeby, California Housing Partnership
Speaker: Maria Stamas, Natural Resources Defense Council
Nick Dirr, Association for Energy Affordability
Mike Maroney, TRC