Megacommunities Simulation Aimed at Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions Covered in Shelterforce Magazine

When HDF convened leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector for a unique Megacommunities event, the aim was to uncover new and creative solutions to a big problem. Now Shelterforce Magazine, which had two staff members on site for the two-day event has published a write-up on this groundbreaking simulation. Shelterforce’s Miriam Axel-Lute documents not only the event itself, but HDF’s efforts to stay engaged with stakeholders whose work connects to housing and energy issues, helping to continue convening dialog aimed at moving the needle.

As the article states, “Connecticut is a state of old houses and rapidly rising energy costs. Though the state has actually done fairly well in pursing energy efficiency—it’s ranked 8th in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and shrunk its per capita energy use 10.3 percent from 2005 to 2009, compared to only 3.3 percent for the nation—it still uses more energy, and its residents pay significantly more for that energy, than is true for its neighbors in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.”

We invited you to learn more about our Megacommunities Project by reading the full article here.