University of Wisconsin–Madison

Making M.U.S.H. Energy Efficient: Energy Efficiency in the Governmental and Institutional Sector

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
The municipal, university, school, and hospital sectors (MUSH) have vast potential for job creation through energy efficient retrofit installation. This policy brief outlines potential savings from retrofit programs, workforce standards, and financing strategies. It also recommends that local governments emphasize job quality, secure long-term funding, use data-driven contracting, and pursue retrofits with longer payback periods.

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