Energy Efficiency for All (EFFA) is a national program working in a dozen states, dedicated to linking the energy and housing sectors together in order to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families.
The EEFA Georgia partnership, consisting of Enterprise Community Partners, GreenLaw, Partnership for Southern Equity and Southface, has proposed a multifamily affordable housing retrofit program (MFAHRP) to Georgia Power to promote energy efficiency improvements in nearly 400,000 existing low-income multifamily housing units. The MFAHRP would be an entirely new energy efficiency incentive program. The MFAHRP provides financial incentives for implementing eligible energy-efficiency measures in qualifying multifamily family affordable housing units. In addition to the financial incentives offered, the program includes customer education and awareness campaigns.
Highlights of the proposed MFAHRP include:
- One-stop shop
- Streamlined access to all available incentives
- Relationship building and partnerships
- Financing and expiring property subsidies timeline
- Access to whole-building energy usage information
- Strong emphasis on whole-house approach (comprehensive in-unit measures)
- $1,500/unit at 25% energy savings target
- Upfront audit payment
- 100% of cost ($200/unit)
- Interim payment
- 50% energy savings measures installed and verified
- Whole-building energy usage
Learn more at energyefficiencyforall.org