As part of a 2010 U.S. State Energy Program competitive award, NASEO worked with energy offices from four states - Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington - on a residential retrofit pilot program. Each of the states utilized a variety of strategies, including energy labels, innovative marketing approaches, financial incentives, and workforce development, to facilitate homeowner investments in residential energy efficiency upgrades.
NASEO, the four states, and project partner Earth Advantage presented on the project at the 2014 NASEO Energy Policy Outlook Conference. The presentations discuss background on the project, the unique strategies each state implemented, and state-specific results. See below for those presentations:
Process Evaluation Report and Webinar
The Cadmus Group worked with NASEO and the four states to design and implement a process evaluation for the multi-state project. The evaluation included interviews with program implementers, participating homeowners, contractors, real estate professionals, and appraisers. See below for the Executive Summary and full version of the report:
On July 28, 2014, NASEO hosted a webinar featuring a presentation from Cadmus on the process evaluation of the multi-state project. See below for the webinar slides and a recording
Virginia and Alabama Case Studies
As part of this project, NASEO developed case studies on the Virginia and Alabama programs:
For more information on the four state programs featured in this project, visit their websites:
Massachusetts: Home MPG
Washington: RePower Kitsap
Websites of Other Partners
Cadmus conducted the project’s process evaluation.
Earth Advantage worked with the four states and program implementers on the energy labeling component of the program.
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) provided project management for the Alabama and Virginia programs.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded the project, which joined the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. DOE now manages the Better Buildings Residential Network.
If you have questions about this project or would like to receive contact information for the state programs, please contact Ed Carley, NASEO Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.