High Tech Solar Map Shows Energy Potential for Every Building in New York City


Over two weeks in April 2010, a light twin-engine plane flew low and methodically over the rooftops of New York City. It mission was to collect data, but not in the clouds. Affixed to the underbelly of the aircraft was

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Weatherization Plus Health: The Next Step for the Weatherization Assistance Program

The connection between health and housing seems obvious: we spend most of our time in our homes, and our surroundings have a great impact on our well-being. What may be less obvious is the connection between health and energy efficiency

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Spotlight On: Baltimore City Weatherization Assistance Program and Healthy Homes

Since the stimulus-funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) began, Baltimore City has weatherized more than 3,000 households. However, due to the old and degraded state of much of the city’s housing stock, half of all applicants are initially denied services. To

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Spotlight On: Opportunity Council’s Weatherizaton Plus Health

A true pioneer in integrated healthy homes and weatherization services, the Opportunity Council (OC) in Bellingham, Washington, has been providing combined services to needy families since 1993. Over these 18 years, the OC has partnered with myriad agencies and other

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Broadening the Reach of Home Efficiency through On-Bill Programs


In the heart of Kentucky coal country, an environmentally minded nonprofit is on a mission to help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint. Since June, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), which provides financial and technical assistance to Central

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