VEIC joins Department of Energy’s Home Energy Information Accelerator
On May 28, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new Better Buildings Accelerators, which will convene leaders to focus on key solutions to expanding energy efficiency in the residential sector. Partners will focus on expanding awareness of homes’ energy efficiency and streamlining the processes used to help consumers improve the efficiency of their homes. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) joined the Home Energy Information Accelerator and has committed to advancing the effort in the Northeast and Washington, DC.
The Home Energy Information Accelerator brings together leaders in real estate and energy efficiency to expand the availability and use of reliable home energy information. VEIC will work to advance home energy labeling and real estate industry engagement in Vermont, New Hampshire, and throughout the northeast, as well as in Washington, DC, through the DC Sustainable Energy Utility. Work on these efforts has already begun at VEIC. Joining the Home Energy Information Accelerator will give VEIC access to a valuable support network and help it achieve the goal of widespread improved home efficiency.
The Home Energy Information Accelerator supports the President’s Climate Action Plan with a goal to accelerate investment in home energy efficiency improvement projects across the country. VEIC was among 32 partners welcomed by the Energy Department for their commitment to advancing this goal.