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Integrating Equity into Building Retrofit Strategies and Programs

Energy retrofits are an important tool in improving the quality of housing and addressing escalating energy costs. What are important considerations for cities and their partners in designing building retrofit programs for broad adoption?

Learning Outcomes:
From this webinar and the supporting resources shared, participants will be ready to:

  • Define and refine the equity goals for their EV strategy/program
  • Define the EV program’s eligibility and who the program will serve
  • Identify, engage, and recruit the partners needed to make the program successful
  • Determine preferred path for administration of the program
Part 1: background

Covers background on USDN’s Guidebook on Equitable Clean Energy Program Design for Local Governments and Partners, and on the LEAP Project as well as context for this webinar

Part 2: Program Structure

Covers putting USDN’s Guidebook into practice by
• Determining program administrator
• Map out customer interaction
• Build equity into supply chain
• Establish consumer protection measures

(Also see additional resources and content on program design)

Part 3: PROGRAM examples

A quick examination of case studies, including
HeatSmart/CoolSmart Somerville Program
Clean Energy Works Portland
California Low-Income Weatherization Program
20/20 Catalysts Program

Part 4: Case study | Washington dc solar for all program

Deeper dive into Washington DC’s Solar for All program, including a discussion on
• Program eligibility and administration
• Customer interactions
• Consumer protections
• Workforce development
• Key lessons learned

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Contact Information

Organizer – Abhi, CUSP (abhi@cuspnetwork.ca)

Lead Facilitator | Parts 1 and 2 of Webinar – Farrah Andersen, Cadmus, (farrah.andersen@cadmusgroup.com)

Topic Expert | Part 3 of Webinar – Jamie Daudon, Cadmus (jamie.daudon@cadmusgroup.com)

Practitioner Expert | Part 4 of Webinar – Thomas Bartholomew , Department of Energy and Environment, District of Columbia, (thomas.bartholomew@dc.gov)