Multifamily buildings largely house low- to moderate-income residents, and their utility bills are out of proportion to their income. Energy efficiency will not only lower the utility bills, delivering efficiency upgrades create economic opportunities for local communities. However, publicly and utility-funded energy efficiency programs often do not serve multifamily buildings due to complications and barriers. On-bill programs that enable clients to repay the cost of the efficiency upgrade on their utility bills are able to address these barriers, as well as bring public, private, and utility capital to more multifamily buildings.
Green For All and the National Housing Trust have compiled case studies of on-bill programs that serve the multifamily sector, and use them to highlight program and policy attributes that enable successful on-bill programs. The case studies are:
- PSE&G New Jersey Multifamily Program
- MPower Oregon
- Windsor Efficiency PAYS
- MidWest Energy How$mart® Kansas