Our guest bloggers today are Salima Appiah-Kubi and Julia Brooke Hustwit, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing
In light of the nation’s economy and resultant budget cuts, it is essential – now more than ever – to make smart choices in public housing. It is equally important to maintain the housing priorities that will lead to a bright future for all. On April 12-13th in Boston, MA, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing will host the free conference Going Green: Intelligent Investments for Public Housing. Adopting best green practices means reducing the costs associated with utility use, healthcare services, and environmental reclamation – all while improving the lives of the residents and surrounding community.
The conference will bring together public housing agencies and stakeholders from affordable housing, green building, and energy efficiency industry groups to discuss strategies for integrating sustainability into the everyday management of public housing. In addition to sessions such as, “Working with Residents to Achieve Utility Savings” and “How to Get the Most from Your Energy Audit,” the two-day conference will include a poster wall and HUD feedback session as well.
This conference is open to public housing agency executives, financial analysts, architects, engineers, facility managers, members of the affordable housing and “green” building and energy efficiency Industries.
For more information visit the conference website.