The Regional Energy Efficiency Opportunity Analysis report provides short to long term actionable recommendations that local governments can implement that will improve access to energy efficiency for the most vulnerable households residing in Southeast Florida.
Southeast Florida residents and communities face a wide range of economic and health challenges, which are exacerbated by climate-related extreme heat and weather disasters. Among the issues residents face are lack of job accessibility and stability, high housing and energy costs and eviction risks, as well as housing-related health and safety issues. One important tool for addressing high energy and housing costs is energy efficiency, (EE) a least-cost resource for meeting household and business energy needs. Funded by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), the Compact sought a data driven and community engagement approach to the analysis of addressing equitable access to affordable energy bills for low-to moderate income households.