Efficiency Navigator: Making multi-family housing affordable and resilient. A partnership with Sustain Dane and Elevate

Efficiency Navigator

Are you interested in energy efficiency, water efficiency, or solar, but don’t know where to start? We are offering the Efficiency Navigator program with Elevate to help small to medium-sized multifamily housing become more efficient, affordable, and resilient while reducing operating costs for owners and energy cost burden for residents.

The goals of the program are to address housing resilience, equity, and climate change. We provide complimentary efficiency assessments and step-by-step navigation of implementation. The program is for renter-occupied buildings with rents affordable to residents at or below 80% Area Median Income. This housing stock is known as naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH). Send an email to Valora@sustaindane.org to get involved. 

“We are so appreciative, and impressed with the quality and speed of the work. When we went into the units, we could tell how much warmer it was and how much tighter the airflow felt in there. It sounds like the tenants also had a great experience, so we are super grateful for that as well.”
2022 Participating Owner

Apply Now for Madison & Middleton Building Energy Efficiency Upgrades!

Are you a rental property owner interested in maintaining long-term housing affordability for your residents? Working closely with the City of Middleton and the City of Madison, the Efficiency Navigator program helps small apartment housing become more efficient while reducing operating costs to owners and utility bills for residents. Buildings selected to participate are eligible to receive funding to cover the cost of recommended measures. We are now accepting applications for properties located in Madison and Middleton. Submit an application as a property owner or recommend your building as a resident.

Selected buildings will receive funding for efficiency upgrades in areas such as efficient lighting, improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, improved insulation with the addition of attic insulation and air sealing, water softener optimization, tune-ups or replacement, water conservation systems, and identify healthy building elements (asthma triggers).