Author: BlocPower Staff Published: 5/4/2021 BlocPower
Donnel Baird CEO
BlocPower partners with city, state and federal governments, energy utility companies, tech companies, corporations, nonprofits, and financial institutions to address issues at the intersection of climate change, workforce + diverse supplier development, economic impact, health, and environmental justice.
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Carbon Emissions Reduction
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Energy efficiency and building electrification improve indoor air quality, which measurably improves respiratory and overall health outcomes for building residents. BlocPower projects reduce asthma attacks, remove mold, remove lead and asbestos, resulting in reduced health impact in underserved buildings. In California, we are helping buildings to have clean backup power to provide electricity to medical devices during blackouts.
Community Connectivity and Resilience
Creating community solar microgrids enhance neighborhood resilience, reduce usage burdens on the grid and save residents money on their utility bills. Community Wifi bridges the digital divide that prevents LMI communities and communities of color from accessing the internet for education, work, or health needs.
Environmental Justice Impact Green Bonds, available to institutional investors and corporations, are used to finance the upfront costs of BlocPower projects in vulnerable communities in need of environmental justice.
BlocPower provides workforce development initiatives and training in local underserved communities to develop diverse, local, woman, veteran, and minority owned businesses, and train and hire vulnerable workers to begin green construction and project management careers. Local governments, corporations, and communities receive benefits of a robust, diverse, modern, tech enabled workforce.