Smart Rebuilding: Energy Efficiency Paves the Road to Recovery

If you are asking yourself why energy efficiency is important, the better question should be why is it NOT important. The clean energy segment was hit extremely hard by the coronavirus. The workforce in this industry accounted for more than one out of every 50...

A More Resilient America

As a lifelong resident of Louisiana and Texas, I have been through many hurricanes in my life. They never get easier and you always fear the worst. Prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Laura. As this recent hurricane slammed ashore along the Gulf Coast,...

Pitching EEday to Cities and Local Governments

When you hear energy efficiency, do you think of a broad and ambiguous term? Energy efficiency is being able to perform the same task, but using less energy to do so. It is a simple, low-cost way to reduce emissions and energy consumption while also lowering your home...

Step 11: Establish a PACE District

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is long term, low cost 100% financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, and distributed generation projects. Local governments can establish a PACE district providing commercial, industrial, and multifamily property...

Step 10: Make the Most of the Energy Code

The “Actions Cities Can Take to Support Energy Efficiency in Texas” are not limited to internal policies and practices. Adoption and enforcement of an up to date energy code is one of the most effective tools to help ensure efficiency across the community. Well...