Making multifamily residential properties more energy efficient is a key strategy for reducing the disproportionate energy cost burden facing families on limited incomes. Energy cost burden is the percentage of household income spent on energy bills.
Engaging the media is critical to educating the public about the value of energy efficiency investments in low-income multifamily housing. But how do you ensure that journalists have the background they need to understand and report accurately on the issue? California Delivers answer was to create journalist guide. As California moves forward with implementation of new energy efficiency targets in the residential sector, the guide serves a key resource for journalists. It includes:
- An overview of California’s energy efficiency targets and state/federal efficiency programs
- A review of barriers to efficiency investments in low-income multifamily housing and strategies to overcome them
- Relevant facts, figures, and definitions
- A list of experts available for interview