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 […]

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.

June 3, 2014

Reducing Carbon Emissions Helps Create Healthier Communities

As President Obama said in this year’s State of the Union address, “climate change is a fact.” And he was right.  Recent extreme weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, record setting heat waves, wildfires, and droughts remind us of our vulnerability to a changing climate and its effects on our daily lives. Addressing […]