In addition to providing healthy places for all of us to live and work, our built environment plays a key role in supporting economic growth and job creation across our region. Optimizing the use of energy within the built environment through energy efficiency measures improves the performance of our homes and workplaces, reduces energy bills and provides comfortable, healthy indoor environments.
SEEA provides technical assistance, education and resources to help business and government decision makers, and homeowners, to make smart, informed energy-related decisions. Together with a variety of stakeholders from across the Southeast, including, but not limited to, developers, construction trades people, building inspectors, government policy makers, regulatory bodies and others, SEEA’s Built Environment team strives to provide evidence-based research and user-friendly resources to best serve the information needs of those making decisions about our built environment.
Built Environment Research and Reports
Florida Energy Codes Circuit Rider
Home Energy Rating Variability Study: A Comparison in New Single-Family Homes
Construction, Codes and Commerce: Residential Construction Data Review
Multifamily Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Barriers and Opportunities for Deep Energy Savings
Southeast Multifamily Market Assessment
Energy Efficiency Policy
SEEA’s policy work focuses on state, local and utility policy for the purpose of advancing energy efficiency progress and opportunities across the region.
SEEA’s work with residential, commercial and industrial buildings addresses building energy codes and their impact on building resilience, health, comfort and affordability.
Energy Efficient Transportation
SEEA’s efforts to advance energy efficient transportation address policy, programs, outreach, charging infrastructure, and technical assistance.
SEEA’s pool of legacy ARRA funds are currently invested in five community projects that were selected for their potential to deliver significant energy efficiency gains.