The City of Seattle in partnership with multiple community stakeholders and Emerald City Seattle is set to launch its neighborhood focused energy efficiency retrofit project supported by a $20M grant from the US DOE EECBG BetterBuildings effort. The project is focused on retrofitting homes, businesses, hospitals, and municipal buildings within a defined geography inside the city. From the project’s website, the goal of CPW is to
- Retrofit homes, apartment and condo buildings, restaurants, grocery stores, corner stores, cold storage facilities, commercial buildings, hospitals, and City buildings within the target area.
- Create or retain up to 2000 living wage green jobs
- Achieve 15% to 45% in energy savings per building retrofitted.
- Reduce approximately 70,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information on CPW, visit their website at www.communitypowerworks.org.