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Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communitie
ColumbiaUniversity EnergyConservation EnergyEfficiency MitchKapor TC
s Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging from faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the job creation that comes with it, which has a novel solution for identifying, developing and profiting off of building upgrades in low-income communities —...