Who's who of Retrofit Ramp-Up awards

Firms interested in getting Recovery Act-funded work might do well to investigate the 25 communities slated to get up to $452 million in "ramp-up" energy efficiency building retrofits. Under the Dept. of Energy's Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, communities, governments, private sector companies, and non-profit organizations will work together on programs for retrofits of neighborhoods and towns—and eventually entire states.

In addition to the $452 million Recovery Act investment, the projects will use an estimated $2.8 billion from other sources over the next 3 years to retrofit hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Overall, the program funding was eight times oversubscribed, with more than $3.5 billion in applications received for the just over $450 million in Recovery Act funds available.

Funds are going to the following areas:

  • Austin, Texas: $10 million
  • Boulder County, Colorado: $25 million
  • Camden, New Jersey: $5 million
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning: $25 million
  • Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, Ohio: $17 million
  • Greensboro, North Carolina: $5 million
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: $10 million
  • Kansas City, Missouri: $20 million
  • Los Angeles County, California: $30 million
  • Lowell, Massachusetts: $5 million
  • State of Maine: $30 million
  • State of Maryland: $20 million
  • State of Michigan: $30 million
  • State of Missouri: $5 million
  • Omaha, Nebraska: $10 million
  • State of New Hampshire: $10 million
  • New York State Research and Development Authority: $40 million
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: $25 million
  • Phoenix, Arizona: $25 million
  • Portland, Oregon: $20 million
  • San Antonio, Texas: $10 million
  • Seattle, Washington: $20 million
  • Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance: $20 million
  • Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Ohio: $15 million
  • Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation : $20 million
  • More detailed info about the awards is available here:

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