Mayor Mike McGinn today kicked off his support of the Community Power Works program, an effort to create “green jobs” and make residences and businesses in the Seattle area more energy-efficient. Mayor McGinn made the announcement earlier today in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood.

The technology behind the program is being developed by EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup led by former Microsoft and Redfin managers. The goal of the program is to lower energy bills, boost building values and create a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

At this point, the program is just being rolled out in parts of central and south Seattle.  Other partners in the program included Seattle City Light, McKinstry, Puget Sound Energy, Green for All, Grow America Fund and others.

Interestingly, the initiative comes as Microsoft shifts priorities of its energy-efficiency service, known as Hohm, from residences to the automobile.

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  • Helias49

    Hide your wallets Seattle residents. Mayor McGooooon is at it again. When are you folks gonna recall him?

    • Guest

      Mike’s cool. We keep him around just to piss off people in Bellevue. We’d recall him if he actually accomplished one of his ridiculous ideas.

  • http://currentlyobsessed.com/ joe heitzeberg

    Congrats Aaron, Scott and the rest at EnergySavvy…how cool is it when a local startup can help the local community out & the environmental cause.

  • Anonymous

    The program is funded by a Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the BetterBuildings program: http://www.communitypowerworks.org/about-community-power-works/

  • Anonymous

    The program is funded by a Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the BetterBuildings program: http://www.communitypowerworks.org/about-community-power-works/

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