How can the residents of “Energy Town, USA” meet their carbon emissions reduction goal in a way that lifts up their entire community? Working interactively and collaboratively in small breakout groups, participants in this workshop will develop innovative solutions to this challenge. As facilitators, NEEP staff will guide each group with best practices and deep knowledge from their own work in various communities across the Northeast. Context points from real towns will be shared regarding building stock, homebuyer markets, economic parameters, and more.
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- List 2-3 best practices for activating, facilitating, and participating in collaborative problem-solving.
- Identify and share ways in which aspirational goals can be achieved through program creation to stimulate the local market and workforce.
- Share at least three key components of creating an equitable building energy efficiency policy or program.
- Explain how end-user energy awareness, education, and specific action can be leveraged to support comfort, health and resilience outcomes.