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How to Achieve Energy Efficiency, and Save More Money | EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine

Image via Olearys from Flickr Creative Commons “Improving America’s existing buildings, resulting in lower energy bills and a more livable planet, is imminently doable,” the Department of Energy touted. This conclusion has been drawn from the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program ( BBNP )—a $500 million stimulus program implemented from 2010 to 2013 that supported energy efficiency upgrades for nearly 120,000 homes and buildings throughout the nation. As a result, the program made $878 million worth of energy upgrades and saved $850 million on energy costs. In addition, BBNP also created over 10,000 full-time equivalent jobs and generated more than $120 million in tax revenues. The Department of Energy released a report which gives suggestions on future comprehensive efficiency programs. Here are some findings: Skilled and engaged contractors are vital to success - program...

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