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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Elevate Energy: Energy Efficiency Services for Affordable Multifamily Buildings

The owners of affordable multifamily buildings that partner with Chicago-based nonprofit Elevate Energy (Elevate) improve the energy efficiency of their buildings in a way that benefits them, their tenants, and the environment. 

Elevate designs and implements energy efficiency programs in 11 states around the country, with an emphasis on helping low income communities. Through its Energy Efficient Building Services program, the organization acts as a “one-stop hub,” offering building owners free comprehensive energy efficiency services, including an energy assessment, guidance on cost-effective solutions, access to financing options, quality assurance, and follow-up.

Learn more about the key features, approaches, partners, funding sources, and achievements of this program in the program profile. 

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