Full Title: Gauging the Impact of Various Definitions of Low and Moderate Income Communities on Possible Electricity Savings From Weatherization
Author(s): Ian M. Hoffman
Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date: 02/2017
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With rising interest in lowering energy costs for low- and moderate-income households, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asked Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to assess the implications of pursuing energy efficiency neighborhood-by-neighborhood where those households are most prevalent. DOE provided certain scenarios for qualifying geographic areas as “low- and moderate-income communities,” and LBNL used data on demographics, housing types and recent savings from low-income retrofits or weatherization to provide rough electricity savings estimates under those scenarios.