March 17, 2015

Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s not just about green gear and beer on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also about green housing.  As HUD marks its 50th anniversary this year, advancing goals for sustainable and healthy homes are at its forefront. HUD has taken actions to encourage the use of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly designs and conservation. 

June 27, 2013

Creating A More Stable Environment For Future Generations

Earlier this week, I watched President Obama make history by releasing the first ever comprehensive Climate Action Plan for the United States. This plan is needed now more than ever.  Recent events have shown how carbon pollution is affecting our environment. We’ve seen Hurricane Sandy destroy neighborhoods.  We’ve seen wildfires raging in Arizona, California and […]

March 27, 2012

Save Energy, Save Money, Fight Homelessness

When you think of homelessness and energy efficiency – you might not see how the two are connected, but when assessing your own expenses – you will see that your utility bill is one of your priciest expenses. Energy costs in some parts of the country are leading to evictions due to utility cut-offs. This expense […]