Research & Publications

Retrofitting America’s Homes: Designing Home Energy Programs that Leverage Federal Climate Investments with Other Funding

May 31, 2024

by Kara Saul-Rinaldi, AnnDyl Policy Group and Jennifer Amann, ACEE

Federal programs created or expanded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provide funding to support residential retrofits through financing, incentives, installation of efficiency measures, workforce training, and program support. This white paper identifies strategies for policymakers, efficiency program administrators, and other decision makers to support home energy upgrades by braiding and stacking new federal funds with existing state, local, utility, and other resources. We provide recommendations on directing funding toward program elements that have proven most successful and guiding property owners and contractors as they navigate funding options for their projects.

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