New accelerator programs boost energy security
By Jodi Delapaz
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WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - To complement the Better Buildings Challenge, partners who are working on broad, portfolio-wide strategies can engage in another DOE program called Better Buildings Accelerators. The accelerators are collaborative networks designed to advance specific innovative policies and approaches to accelerate investment in energy efficiency.
DOE recently announced that it will launch three new accelerator programs intended to create more secure energy for residents and businesses:
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- Local and national partners in the Better Buildings Clean Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator will expand installation of distributed renewables and energy efficiency programs in poorer areas.
- Cities and utilities in the Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator will support and expand combined heat and power technologies for improved efficiency and enhanced resiliency;
- State, regional and local agencies partnering in the Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator will improve the energy efficiency of their participating water resource recovery facilities by at least 30 percent and integrate at least one resource recovery measure.
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