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A Short Guide to Setting Up a City Scale Retrofit Program

Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in almost every building to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills, current retrofitting program capacity is limited. Most existing programs are either available only to income-eligible individuals or those with the money up-front to do the work. Furthermore, many current retrofitting programs only create low-wage, short-term jobs rather than providing pathways into sustainable careers in construction and green building.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-06 13:58:37
Description Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in almost every building to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills, current retrofitting program capacity is limited. Most existing programs are either available only to income-eligible individuals or those with the money up-front to do the work. Furthermore, many current retrofitting programs only create low-wage, short-term jobs rather than providing pathways into sustainable careers in construction and green building.
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Source Green for All
Keyword Downloadable report, Retrofitting
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-06 13:53:20
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-06 13:58:37
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-06 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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