The Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) partnership acts and organizes to counter threats to affordable housing and our environment. Specifically, affordable multifamily homes - such as apartment buildings - are the least likely type of housing to have efficiency upgrades including energy-saving appliances or adequate insulation. Building owners, managers and renters face unique barriers that make it difficult to adopt efficiency improvements.
This is costly for many people, and our work primarily helps communities and families that spend upward of 20 percent of their income on energy. This burden is unsustainable for these communities and generally missing from our energy policy conversation. So one purpose of our project is Reducing Energy Burdens.
Fortunately there are tried-and-true solutions that relieve energy burdens. This is why another purpose of our work is to ensure everyone experiences their fair share of energy efficiency benefits by Advancing Equitable Policies and Promoting Program Solutions.
Improving aging, affordable multifamily buildings can also generate significant savings for building owners and managers, ensuring they are financially able to maintain the property, thereby Preserving Affordable Housing. This is another purpose of EEFA.
Health of renter families is also harmed by frequent colds and breathing problems caused by mold, and - if designed well - energy efficiency improvements can reduce these risks and help protect the health of our children and elders. This is why we also focus on Making Homes Healthier.
How do we achieve these purposes? We develop collective power through Coalition and Network Building.
These are the issues EEFA focusses on. We invite you to dig deeper into those that interest you by clicking the pages below.