Community Power Works Impact
Community Power Works is making dramatic energy efficiency improvements and creating lasting environmental and economic benefits for building owners and the broader community.
New infographic highlighting program accomplishments!
Community Power Works energy upgrades completed and in progress include:
- 2,071 single-family homes
- 883 low-income multifamily housing units
- 1.5 million square feet of commercial property
- 46 small businesses
- Three major hospitals - Harborview, Virginia Mason, and Swedish
- 14 City of Seattle buildings
Homeowners are seeing average energy savings of 30%, with more than 200 homes saving over 50%, and some saving up to 80%.
All Community Power Works upgrades completed to date and currently in progress will save:
- 280,700 MMBtu - the amount it takes to power 2,807 homes for a year, and
- 157,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing 28,000 cars for one year
Community Power Works has benefitted the local economy by:
- Creating nearly 215,000 hours of work performed by 1,093 people, including 892 contractors and energy auditors.
- Partnering with local contractors - 92% are Puget Sound-based businesses.
- Partnering with small businesses - all home contractors are businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Over one-third are women, minority, veteran, or employee-owned.
Is Community Power Works done?
While 93% of our grant funding has been spent or committed to projects so far, Community Power Works will continue to test new models, provide innovative financing opportunities, and boost demand for energy efficiency upgrades.
As of October 31, 2013:
TOTAL GRANT FUNDING: $20,000,000
SPENT TO DATE: $17,531,611
PROJECTS IN PROGRESS: $ 1,136,296
SPENT + PROJECTS IN PROGRESS: $ 18,667,907