Funds invested for multi-family sector
Energy savings realized, which exceeded
Goal of the pilot program
In Maine, the State Energy Office leveraged $4.5 million in SEP funds to support a pilot project geared toward achieving energy efficiency investments in the multi-family sector. It is challenging to achieve energy efficiency improvements in this sector, especially for smaller scale buildings. The pilot operated for nearly three years and focused on buildings with 5-20 units. Over 3,500 units were benchmarked, and 1,800 were successfully retrofitted. On average, 26 percent energy savings were realized, exceeding the 20 percent goal of the pilot. The pilot is now a self-sustaining program, using prescriptive incentives to keep implementation costs low. All buildings with more than five units are eligible to participate.
Contact Information for the Maine Energy Office