Energy Fit Nevada Annual reportEnergy Fit Nevada released its first-ever annual report for 2013, showing its accomplishments for 2013 with thanks to their community partners.

Highlights from the Energy Fit Nevada Annual Report

Efficiency Impact

  • Completed energy assessments and upgrades on more than 800 homes in Nevada, resulting in 1.5 million square feet of improved housing stock in the state.
  • Reduced homeowner energy usage by an average of 24 percent.
  • Saved an estimated 15.5 million kWh of electricity by reducing energy consumption

Economic Impact

  • Contributed over $14.5 million in economic impact to the state through lifetime energy savings to homeowners.
  • Infused more than $4 million into local economies through certified contractors and auditors that provided more than
    26,000 in workforce hours.
  • Recovered more than $1.2 million in unnecessary energy cost consumption, thereby providing residents with more disposable
    income to stimulate local economies.
  • Leveraged funds to generate a $200,000 loan pool for energy efficiency upgrades while laying the groundwork on a new $1.2 million loan fund.

Environmental Impact

  • Removed an estimated 7,500 tons of CO2 from state emissions.
  • Improved the indoor air quality of over 800 homes, including several that were contributing to asthma and other health complications.
  • Demonstrated that energy efficiency is competitive with new electricity generation technologies in terms of performance and physical environmental impact.

Educational Impact

  • Worked with the Desert Research Institute Green Power Program and other partners to reach 3,400 students through 91 teachers at 58 schools throughout Nevada.
  • Developed the Whip Your Home Into Shape energy efficiency campaign to promote energy efficiency assessments with a combined paid and public service schedule resulting in more than 1.5 million broadcast views.
  • Participated at various community events (Green Chips Convene For Green, EnergySmart Educators, Greenfest, and Solarbration) to reach an additional 100,000+ residents.

Market Transformation

  • Trained and certified 35 workers who work with 18 participating contractors in Nevada to comply with Building Performance Institute standards and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR .
  • Demonstrated how $1 million invested by the state returns as much as $1.4 million to local economies.
  • Developed collaborative partnerships within the residential, commercial, and government sectors to ensure all stakeholders in sustainability move in one direction.

View the full report: EFN-Annual-Report-2013