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Advancing Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Buildings - December 2021

Historically, residents in multifamily buildings have faced barriers to improving their homes. In many cases, buildings are not maintained, and retrofits are long overdue. To address this challenge, StopWaste is working with local partners to implement energy efficiency projects in multifamily properties that also improve resident comfort, safety and health.

StopWaste runs energy efficiency programs for multifamily housing in the Bay Area on behalf of the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), a partnership between StopWaste, the Association of Bay Area Governments, and eight other county representatives in the Bay Area. Since 2013, BayREN has designed and administered regional energy efficiency programs with utility ratepayer funding. BayREN coordinates closely with East Bay Clean Energy and other community-choice aggregators in the region to advance the electrification of buildings.