Betsy Glynn, Eric Gardner, and Lily Perkins-High gave a thorough overview of the history and accomplishments of the Green Retrofit Initiative on Wednesday, May 1 in Denver. We were happy to see so many of our colleagues from Massachusetts at the conference sharing their experience with others across the country! The audience was comprised mainly of community action agencies, energy efficiency program staff, building engineers, and contractors.
Betsy provided background information about the work that 11 CDCs in and around Boston were able to accomplish in 2010-2011. Eric, from New Ecology, Inc., discussed the ongoing technical assistance available through the expanded phase, the Massachusetts Green Retrofit Initiative, and Lily, from WegoWise, explained the vital need for the building performance data that is tracked and benchmarked for use in identifying energy hogs and ensuring post-retrofit savings.