During the summer of 2014, EPB engaged multiple nonprofit and government entities in building a collaborative, inclusive strategy for a TVA funding opportunity, Extreme Energy Makeover. TVA committed $10 million dollars for energy efficiency improvements for low income homes. The goal of the program was to reduce home energy consumption by at least 25% by spending $10 per square foot in upgrades. EPB secured funding from the Lyndhurst, Footprint, and Benwood Foundations to carry out a ten home pilot strategy based on the requirements of EEM. The pilot was named Home Energy Upgrade.