The mission of the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is to help people conserve energy and to promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all in the Philadelphia region. ECA is the sole or largest provider of the following services, thus filling a critical role in the region.
To meet this goal, ECA provides the following services each year:
These services save low income residents an average of 20-30% on utility costs. Reducing their monthly household expenses helps stabilize these families in their homes and communities. ECA is one of the largest and most efficient providers of the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in Pennsylvania.
The intake specialists and heater mechanics from ECA’s Heater Hotline provided these essential services to low income families throughout the City of Philadelphia.
- Provided Green jobs training to over 900 students per year at the newly renovated John S. and James L. Green Jobs Training Center
In partnership the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Gas Works, ECA offers seasonal energy conservation workshops on air sealing and insulation, electricity and water conservation, and cooling cost reduction. These workshops reach a diverse audience across the 5 county region.
As a certified ENERGY STAR/HERS rater, ECA works with builders in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, helping them to produce energy efficient homes. By assisting in the design process, inspecting during construction, and performing final testing, ECA provides the technical expertise builders need to obtain these coveted certifications.
Provided guidance to architects and developers to obtain LEED and ENERGY STAR for Homes certification for almost 250 single and multi-family homes
ECA has renovated 18,000 sq ft of an abandoned factory to the LEED Gold Standard to serve as the John S. and James L. Knight Green Jobs Training Center. ECA offers industry-driven training that includes classroom instruction, hands-on training, and field experience. The Center features state of the art heating and insulation labs, life-sized mock ups, and a house pressures lab. Last year, ECA was designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as one of the six certified weatherization training centers in the state.
Last year, these services saved over 8,000 tons of CO2 and lowered utility costs for families by 30%, helping them to stay in their homes.
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