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. And as a result, HUD has helped to green thousands of homes that have saved consumers millions of dollars in utility costs. To celebrate the holiday, be sure to check out ways that HUD is helping communities across the country go green and tips on how you can too!
- Through its Public and Indian Housing Green Initiative, HUD promotes the use of energy efficient appliances in public housing units and encourages public housing authorities across the country to follow “green” building standards.
- HUD has given millions of dollars in grants to communities so that consumers can save energy and save money.
- Going green can help you save a little green. To save money and help the environment, use solar panels in rooftops, smart toilets that save water and energy efficient lighting fixtures.
- When building new construction, consider sustainable construction; and build smarter with the latest energy efficient technology.
- Save energy by purchasing and installing ENERGY STAR appliances in your home.
- Check HUD’s website to help find more resources on how to go green.
Shantae Goodloe is a Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs.