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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Can Help Multifamily Housing Remain Affordable

Evidence shows that retrofitting the entire stock of multifamily apartment buildings in the United States could save tenants and property owners $8 billion a year in energy costs and reduce…

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How Cities Can Incorporate Green Technology to Improve Resident Outcomes and Save Billions

Cities across the country experience higher summer temperatures and worse air pollution than surrounding suburban and rural areas, and low-income communities in cities—which generally have greater…

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Seeing Green: Prioritizing Tenants’ Needs in Sustainable Affordable Housing

by Kimberly Burrowes and Maya Brennan
The growing use of green building practices in market rate and subsidized housing reflects the appeal of sustainability from economic, ecological, and health…

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Preserving Affordable Housing via Energy Efficiency

by Margaret Garascia
Despite the potential for sizable savings, the affordable multifamily market is underserved by current energy efficiency programs. The primary reason is a lack of data and…

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Green Retrofits: What Programs Are Most Cost-Effective?

Residential buildings account for nearly 20 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, with single family homes consuming 80 percent of that share. Margaret Walls of Resources for the Future…

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Energy Efficiency Saves Dollars, Makes Sense

Every penny counts when it comes to affordable housing. This is especially true when it comes to the often-high cost of energy. The need for cost containment may explain a growing interest in energy…

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Multifamily Retrofit Data Show Real Savings

An analysis of pre- and post-retrofit data on energy costs for multifamily properties demonstrates substantial savings. The study, conducted by Bright Power and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the…

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Case Study: The Rose Strives for Net Zero Energy in Minneapolis

The Rose is a mixed-income apartment building that is part of the last phase of a plan to redevelop blighted neighborhoods in southern Minneapolis. Balancing the dual goals of housing affordability…

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