February 2, 2015

Building a More Resilient, Clean Energy Future: Our Latest Step

On January 29, HUD Secretary Julián Castro joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Debra Schwartz, Director of Impact Investments at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to announce a series of multifamily energy efficiency initiatives that will help make California communities move closer to a more resilient, clean energy future.

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January 13, 2014

National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month.  So, what is radon, you ask?  Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the result of the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth.  It seeps into our homes through cracks or permeable materials in our foundations.  Radon exists in every state in the country and is estimated […]

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September 26, 2011

Sustainability: As HUD Takes a Closer Look, Evidence Matters

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 A close friend of mine lives in an apartment building that’s practically a case study in why multifamily rental complexes make such promising targets for sustainability improvements. It’s a raggedy old building. The pipes leak, the toilet runs, and the constant whir of the window A/C units in the summer makes it hard to ignore […]

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