The Berkeley Lab says tightening U.S. homes to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code standard is achievable, and would save $33 billion annually.
Midwest Energy News reports that with home weatherization funding running out, many trained to do the work will be left out in the cold.
The Center for American Progress examines barriers to weatherization in low-income communities and offers strategies to unlocking widespread energy efficiency.
A U.S.-backed weatherization program helps 30,500 Wisconsin families save an average of $400 per month on utility bills, the Department of Energy says.
The Recovery Act helps fund home weatherization in Montana, keeping thousands of residents warm and yielding savings estimated at $400 per household.
With the help from the Recovery Act, Washington state has weatherized more than 16,000 homes, earning plaudits from the Department of Energy.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced funding for the first set of grants in a new, ongoing weatherization and energy auditing training program in Illinois.