HUD expands energy conservation challenge to apartments

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2010-2015 Strategic Plan calls for an overall reduction in energy costs through improved design and operation of HUD-supported projects. Energy conservation and green building techniques are becoming mainstream practice for market-rate projects, and many sponsors and owners of HUD-subsidized housing have already started following.

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Energy Efficiency for Apartments - Residential Scorecard Consumer guide: energy conservation for Apartment Dwellers. Sure. Some tenants do not own the major appliances in their apartments. If you own an appliance and are thinking of replacing it, be sure to learn about the energy efficiency ratings of competing models. An energy efficient refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner may use 20% less.

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this report, to address the key energy challenges facing our nation.. actions HUD is taking to increase energy efficiency or expand the use of renewable. apartments, implement new incentives that allow owners of multifamily housing to .

energy conservation efforts,” says Martinez. He also suggests contacting the local HUD office to encourage their involvement. Key Technologies Compact fluorescent lights What the Future Holds Newark Housing Authority may expand its lighting retrofit to include common areas in senior and mixed high-rise housing.

HUD Energy Guidance. Energy Conservation for Housing ? A Workbook, HUD, September 1998. Aimed at PHAs interested in making energy conservation improvements. Available online at the above link, or from HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Center at (800) 955-2232.

ers to improve energy efficiency in affordable hous- ing. Some local governments own and develop their own affordable housing, and can take direct action to implement energy efficiency projects in this housing. However, most local governments do not own affordable housing units.

But for low-income housing, the challenge. and energy upgrades. Identified buildings will then get full audits. WegoWise anticipates that most of the retrofits will be upgrades to HVAC systems,