Senior Analyst Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Portland, Oregon
As communities increasingly look for ways to address equity concerns related to energy use, many are looking to home energy labeling as a powerful tool to meet this need. Not only do home energy labels—like the Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score—provide much needed transparency to home buyers and renters to inform their decisions on which homes they can afford to live in, but they also provide programs with valuable information for targeting investments to lift up the most vulnerable. Panelists will share strategies for using home energy labeling to address equity, as well as on-the-ground examples from cities using labeling policies to improve energy efficiency and comfort and lower bills for renters and home owners alike.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Learn about the disproportionate energy burden for low-income populations
Describe efforts to make energy improvements in cities with large rental populations
List strategies for implementing guidelines across different localities