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Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

NPR’s Dan Charles writes on how one company, BlocPower, is upgrading old buildings to lower heating costs and carbon emissions.

The C3 Take
  • BlocPower installs solar panels and new heating pumps into older, low-income buildings to lower the carbon footprint of these buildings.
  • By making these buildings more efficient, BlocPower is helping lower-income families by reducing their heating and electric costs.

“BlocPower is targeting mid-size buildings, like small apartment buildings, community centers, and churches, almost exclusively in low-income neighborhoods. They’ve worked on a thousand buildings so far, in half a dozen cities. Like many start-up companies, it’s relying on venture capital to get off the ground and isn’t yet profitable. But Baird thinks it will be.”

Read the full article here.

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