Better Buildings: Impacting our community one retrofit at a time…
The Office of Sustainability and CPS Energy partnered to assist residential and commercial customers with low cost energy audits, financing options, incentives and rebates for the installation of energy efficiency measures through the CPS Energy Savers Program.
The program utilized $10 Million dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and provided the following benefits to the San Antonio community:
- Provided over 2,500 homeowners with a subsidized energy audit that identified cost saving energy retrofit measures;
- Encouraged over 13,000 Do-it-yourself energy audits through the CPS Energy Savers Program;
- Over $1.6 million dollars in residential retrofit incentives were paid directly to homeowners who improved their energy efficiency to 15% or greater;
- Reported over $1.2 million in loan capital for energy efficiency measures;
- Reported over 1,700 households with average energy efficiency upgrades of 15% or greater in the CPS Energy Service area;
- Reported 6.4 Million square feet of commercial space retrofitted to a 15% or greater energy savings;
- Provided 35 local contractors with certifications to perform energy efficiency evaluations of residential properties – growing the local green work force.
John Keedy, a program participant, puts the Better Buildings Program’s purpose into perspective when he states, “you can look at energy savings as a community benefit because the more energy we save, the less pollutants are in the air, and the less you have to rely on several different sources of energy.” For every residential homeowner like Mr. Keedy, it is not only about participating in programs like Better Buildings; it is about seeing results that truly impact our community.
The Office of Sustainability would like to thank the following program partners who contributed to the success of this program:
- CPS Energy
- Eco Synergy Advisors
- Energy Finance Solutions
- Alamo Community College District
- Build San Antonio Green
- Better Business Bureau
- Texas Public Radio
We would also like to thank the thousands on homeowners and business who participated and benefited from the Better Buildings Grant.
Visit our homeowner’s testimonials to see how this program impacted our community.