The Energy Programs Consortium recently released the "Multifamily Energy Efficiency: Reported Barriers and Emerging Practices" report. NASEO Program Manager Sandy Fazeli and Executive Director David Terry contributed in the development of the section on state barriers and opportunities.
The potential volume of energy efficiency improvements in low-income multifamily housing in the United States could be as much as $30 to $50 billion. Energy efficiency improvements on that scale would translate to energy savings of $4 billion to $7 billion annually and a significant reduction in energy generation needs. The impact on quality of life and affordability for low- income households could be considerably greater.