Catalyzing the development of a speedy and scalable process for zero-carbon residential energy retrofits.
We aim to unlock U.S. homeowner investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy to create better homes for our families, our pocketbooks, and the environment, preventing 23 million metric tons of carbon emissions and improving quality of life.
Together, We Hold the Key to Better Homes
Listen to real homeowners sharing their successes and barriers in pursuing home energy upgrades, and what RMI and partners are doing to make better homes a reality for more U.S. families.
What is Residential Energy+?
RMI is providing customer-focused solutions that empower and motivate U.S. homeowners to invest in trustworthy home energy performance improvements at a rate and scale needed to combat climate change. By driving market-ready offerings that customers want, we can better deliver greater health, comfort, cost savings and property value to American families.
Why it Matters
The residential energy efficiency market provides one of the greatest opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy bills, and improve home values. The market can capture roughly $144 billion by improving the performance of single-family homes, while also helping the planet and millions of families.
We are working with partners in the real estate, finance, design, technology, and marketing industries to drive residential energy upgrades.
What We’re Doing
Increasing the availability of capital for home energy improvements and transparency of energy performance in the home purchase process
Expanding the sources of motivation for energy upgrade investments and making these investments a priority for homeowners
Creating transparency in the real estate market by supporting the availability of energy information for every home in the U.S.
What We’ve Accomplished
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.
Building Performance Institute
Institute for Market Transformation
National Environmental Education Foundation
National Association of Realtors
The Noorda Foundation
Why is the home energy upgrade market so important? A snapshot of our strategy.
Download a brief overview for a full description of the Residential Energy+ Initiative.
An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate, 2017
A Leap Ahead for Energy Efficient Homes Down Under, 2017
Peer Diffusion: A Powerful Way for Service Providers to Unlock Investments in Home Energy Upgrades, 2016
Residential Energy+: Capturing the Primetime Opportunity for Energy-Performance Improvements In U.S. Homes, 2015
Residential Energy+: Mapping the Future of Home Energy Upgrades, 2015
Residential Energy+ and Transparency: Making Value Visible for Home Energy Performance, 2015
Residential Energy+: Making Home Energy Upgrades Accessible, Convenient, Affordable, 2015