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.