Funding and Financing
Weatherization protects a building and its interior from natural elements including sunlight and associated heat by cleaning, repairing, replacing mechanical systems and components, building shell materials, and electrical and water appliances.
Provide financial assistance to eligible households to weatherize their homes through grants or reimbursements.
Considerations for Use
This intervention can be piloted with an initial amount of funding to build government and workforce capacity. Older and less-maintained buildings benefit greatly from weatherization upgrades. Low-income residents can also benefit from lower energy bills as a result of weatherization.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Funding and FinancingThe allocation of public or philanthropic funding or private financing to implement projects, including risk transfer mechanisms.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Buildings, Informal Settlements
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Property owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Intervention Scale:City, Nation, Region, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, National government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Property owners and managers
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Increase property values, Save on utilities