Collaborating for Community Decarbonization: An Interactive Workshop
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.
- Effectively engage stakeholders of various backgrounds and professions for collaborative problem-solving that will facilitate the policy implementation process
- Stimulate the local market and workforce by creating programs that optimize existing resources including utility programs and efficient product rebates while supporting contractors
- Assess the efficacy of building energy efficiency policy options for residential, commercial, and/or public buildings to best serve the needs of a community
- Encourage end-user energy awareness, education, and action to support in-home comfort, health, and resiliency