Buildings Upgrade

What is the Buildings UP Program?

Through the Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP), West Anniston Foundation is able to expand the Healthy Homes program to provide building assessments, heat pump installations, and other upgrades to 150 Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) households in an environmental justice community. The Buildings Upgrade Prize (Buildings UP) provides more than 22 million dollars and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs), such as the West Anniston Foundation, who represent and serve areas with equity-eligible buildings. Buildings UP was developed and funded by the Building Technologies Office (BTO). The program is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is part of the American-Made program, which fast-tracks innovation through prizes, training, teaming, and mentoring. 

More About the Program 

The Buildings UP program supports the transformation of existing U.S. buildings into more energy-efficient and clean energy-ready homes, commercial spaces, and communities. Upgrading existing buildings to run on clean energy efficiently will help address climate change. Buildings UP aims to build capacity to rapidly and equitably transform U.S. buildings. This program leverages funds made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), utility rebate programs, and many other sources intended to equitably transform buildings across diverse geographies, including buildings in Anniston, Alabama.

What Building Upgrades Qualify?

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