Environmental Programs

Incorporating energy efficiency into a rehab project is a significant step toward achieving High Performance Housing – housing that is energy efficient, durable, sustainable and healthy.

Benefits include:

  • Cleaner Environment
    Energy consumption has a direct impact on air quality and our natural environment. Reducing energy demand lessens air pollution from power plants and contributes to cleaner, healthier neighborhoods. Improving efficiency helps meet our national goals for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection.
  • Reduce Costs
    Installing energy efficient measures will lower monthly utility bills. Projects may also be eligible for rebates, tax deductions or an energy efficiency mortgage, which allows lenders to use a higher-than-normal dept-to-income ratio to calculate loan potential. In addition, these measures may increase the resale value.
  • Reduced Maintenance
    Energy efficiency saves money and can lighten the load on maintenance personnel. Advanced controls and sensors automate more functions; efficient HVAC systems increase occupant comfort and decrease service calls. Fluorescent lamps last 6 to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and reduce frequency of replacements.


Environmental Programs

  • National best practices research and implementation
  • Water savings devices
  • Natural gas retrofits
  • Efficient lighting systems
  • Water saving landscape design
  • Trash efficiency programs
  • Solar initiatives
  • Vacant unit waste detection
  • Recycling programs