November 21, 2014

Knowing Our Energy Usage Helps Reduce Our Energy Consumption

Last week, HUD Secretary Julián Castro issued an open letter to utility companies across the United States encouraging them to work with building owners to facilitate access to whole-building utility usage data.  This is a critical issue for owners and operators of multifamily housing, and particularly for the affordable housing community and HUD.

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November 13, 2014

Helping Affordable Housing Developers Reach Energy Star Certification

HUD has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue energy efficiency initiatives that will yield significant cost savings to the federal government, property owners, and building residents.  Today, some of those efforts are bearing fruit as the EPA announces 17 multifamily housing properties that are the first in the nation to earn […]

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September 18, 2014

A solar future, today

Like many homeowners concerned with both the state of the planet and the state of my utility bills, I’ve recently begun to explore the feasibility of installing solar panels on my own home in Washington, D.C.  The experience has been eye-opening.

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