Awarded: Jan 01, 2010
$350,000 over 2 years
To conduct a study to document the economic benefits and energy savings of energy efficiency retrofits undertaken in response to municipal policies in Austin that require home sellers to undertake an energy audit at the time of sale. The research will also seek to understand how homeowners respond to energy audits with the goal of increasing the percentage of homeowners who make the recommended energy efficiency improvements. The project will compile best practices that can be implemented by other communities in Texas and across the nation.