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Residential Energy+

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Residential Energy+ initiative is unlocking U.S. homeowner investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy to create better homes for our families, our pocketbooks, and the environment—preventing 23 million metric tons of CO2 emissions and improving quality of life.


The residential energy efficiency market provides one of the greatest opportunities to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy bills, and improve home values. So, it’s no surprise that improved energy performance is the top unmet demand amongst U.S. homeowners. The market can capture a roughly $144 billion in potential by improving the performance of single family homes, while also helping the planet and millions of families. 

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Residential Energy+ aims to drive energy upgrades by working with partners in the real estate, finance, design, technology, and marketing industries to produce: 

  • Visible value that institutionalizes energy performance and upgrade value, and makes that value visible to consumers through the project MPG for Homes.
  • Ready resources to make quality upgrades convenient and accessible for consumers through our projects REALIZE and Finance the Future.
  • A new normal that leverages mainstream customer channels and behavioral science to make energy performance a desired and aspired-to standard in U.S. homes.


Since convening more than 50 industry leaders in November 2015 in Washington, D.C., the Residential Energy+ initiative has made significant headway in improving the health, comfort, and safety of our homes by cultivating industry collaborations and market interventions to increase U.S. home energy performance.


Join our growing network of partners. Contact us via email to Jacob Corvidae.

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