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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

Case Studies


  • Target Beneficiaries:

    Heat-vulnerable communities, Property owners, Residents
  • Phase of Impact:

    Risk reduction and mitigation
  • Metrics:

    Energy savings


  • 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


  • Cost-Benefit:

  • Public Good:

  • GHG Reduction:

  • Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):

    Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Co-benefits (Social/Economic):

    Increase property values, Save on utilities