An engaged Alaskan democracy

Buildings & Energy

Did you know that nearly half of Anchorage’s emissions come from our buildings and energy use? Below are some resources to help us reduce this number.

Take Action: Here are the suggested actions from the panelists at the Buildings & Energy event on Jan 28th, 2021.

  • Reach out to your elected leaders to share your climate action priorities.
  • Use the tools we already have access to and add energy efficient measures on a regular basis.
  • Contact a solar provider and get a free assessment of your home.
  • Write a letter to Governor Dunleavy asking him to lead the effort in Alaska to establish a statewide green bank that will design and market affordable loans for building owners to make their homes and businesses more energy efficient, and to install rooftop solar.
  • Help Bring Affordable Clean Energy Financing to Alaska – Learn more about the Green Bank Legislation (thanks to REAP)

AK Common Ground event 1-28-21

  • Moderated by Shaina Kilcoyne, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Solid Waste Services, Municipality of Anchorage. Presentation Slides
  • Mike Spencer, Energy Program Manager, Research & Rural Development, Alaska Housing Finance – Presentation Slides
  • Stephen Trimble, Founder and CEO, Arctic Solar Ventures – Presentation Slides
  • Chris Rose, Founder and Executive Director, REAP – Presentation Slides

Buildings & Energy Resources

Resources available from the Anchorage Library