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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Title:
Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Abstract:
Readers of the guide should come away with an understanding of options for improving energy efficiency in affordable housing, a clear idea of the steps and considerations involved in developing and implementing the various options, and an awareness of expected investment and funding opportunities. The guide describes energy, environmental, and economic benefits of energy efficiency in affordable housing (Section 2); planning and design approaches (Section 3); key participants and their roles (Section 4); policy mechanisms that local governments have used to support programs for energy efficiency in affordable housing (Section 5); implementation strategies for effective programs (Section 6); investment and financing opportunities (Section 7); federal, state, and other programs that may be able to help local governments with information or financial and technical assistance (Section 8); and finally, two case studies of successful local government programs for improving energy efficiency in affordable housing (Section 9). Additional examples of successful implementation are provided throughout the guide.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/documents/pdf/affordable_housing.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2011

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