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Multifamily Energy and Water Management Toolkit

The following toolkit is intended to help improve energy and water management and reduce costs, spending and environmental impacts over the long‐term, while helping to preserve affordable properties. The toolkit is designed to be used by organizations with different levels of experience and capacity in the area of energy and water management. Tools can be downloaded and used sequentially to launch or relaunch across-the-board energy and water management efforts, or can be selected and used individually to assist with specific initiatives already underway. The toolkit is intended to complement other available resources and includes references to other related tools following the table of contents introduction. The tools are grouped into four areas: Portfolio Energy and Water Strategy, Operations and Maintenance, Utility Tracking and Energy and Water Initiatives.
Benchmarking Incentives O&M Portfolio Upgrade Property Management Utility Incentives & Programs Water

January 2016 Green Tax Incentive Compedium

The volume presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. It includes the recent energy tax credit extensions in the 2015 PATH Act and the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Incentives Renewable Energy Solar
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Community Investment Corporation "On Bill" Energy Financing Fact Sheet

In cooperation with the utility companies (ComEd, NICOR, North Shore Gas, Peoples Gas), CIC-Energy Savers will soon offer loans for energy retrofits of multifamily (5 to 50 units) properties which can be repaid as an additional item on a utility bill.
Finance Illinois On-Bill Utility Payment Retrofit Utility Incentives & Programs
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Energy Savers Fact Sheet

ENERGY SAVERS helps lower operating costs of apartment buildings by reducing energy usage. FINANCING Energy Savers loans are secured with a second mortgage lien. The first mortgage lender must allow the Energy Savers subordinate loan to be secured with a subordinate mortgage. The property must be: 1. An apartment building with at least five (5) residential units, and 2. Located in the cities of Chicago or Rockford; or the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Will, McHenry, or Kendall, and 3. In need of energy-related repairs.
Finance Illinois Incentives Retrofit
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Green Tax Incentive Compendium: Federal and State Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (July 1, 2015)

This volume presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Each section outlines the basic features and regulatory requirements for a tax program which provides financial incentives for clean technology development through renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. For additional assistance with these tax incentives please contact Jerome Garciano at 617.557.5944 or jgarciano@rc.com.
Incentives Renewable Energy Solar
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Household Energy Bills and Subsidized Housing

Household energy consumption is crucial to national energy policy. This article analyzes how the rules covering utility costs in the four major federal housing assistance programs alter landlord and tenant incentives for energy efficiency investment and conservation. We conclude that, relative to market-rate housing, assistance programs provide less incentive to landlords and tenants for energy efficiency investment and conservation, and utilities are more likely to be included in the rent. Using data from the American Housing Survey, we examine the differences in utility billing arrangements between assisted and unassisted low-income renters and find that—even when controlling for observable building and tenant differences—the rent that assisted tenants pay is more likely to include utilities. Among all tenants who pay utility bills separately from rent, observable differences in energy expenses for assisted and unassisted tenants are driven by unit, building, and household characteristics rather than the receipt of government assistance.
Incentives Report/Research Brief Resident Engagement Split Incentive Utility Allowance
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Building Energy Efficiency Partnerships for Affordable Multifamily Housing: 2015 and Beyond

This paper offers a snapshot of the resources devoted to promoting low-income multifamily housing energy efficiency retrofits; it describes many of the policies, public-private resources and partnerships influencing and funding the field in late 2014.
EB5 ESCO Finance Policy Proposal Report/Research Brief Retrofit Utility Allowance Utility Incentives & Programs
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PROGRAM DESIGN GUIDE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS IN MULTIFAMILY AFFORDABLE HOUSING

This Guide was created as part of the Energy Efficiency For All Project, a joint effort of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Housing Trust, the Energy Foundation, and Elevate Energy. Electric and gas utilities in the U.S. invest billions of dollars annually to help their customers become more energy efficient, often by making repairs and improvements to customers’ homes and buildings. These investments are smart—they improve lives by reducing energy expenses, create healthier, more comfortable houses and offices, and improve community building stock. The resulting energy efficiency produces a better utility system with less pollution, creates local jobs, and delivers other public benefits. Yet studies show vast amounts of cost-effective efficiency potential available in our nation’s affordable housing, in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) in particular. In other words, a lot of the energy delivered to affordable housing is wasted—it simply goes out the windows or up the chimney. The good news is that our research—presented in this guide—strongly suggests that well-designed efficiency programs can indeed reach MFAH and can enable utilities to capture cost-effective efficiency potential. Program experience offers many useful and encouraging lessons about how to reach affordable housing in ways that will benefit the utility, the building owner, the residents, and the community at large. This guide is intended to explain specific best practices to efficiency program professionals: program designers and administrators, utility staff, regulators, and other stakeholders. We provide 12 specific and proven strategies for utilities to help owners invest to improve MFAH in their communities.
Policy Proposal Report/Research Brief Utility Incentives & Programs
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Rooftop solar finds out utilities can disrupt, too

The article below points out how the utilities are fighting the solar industry by increasing their demand charges to compensate for customers generating their own power from solar. As some states and utilities define the rules of the game other states will follow suit. It also mentions how the regulations being in a state of flux may impact future investments.
Solar Utility Incentives & Programs

Green Tax Incentive Compendium: Federal and State Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

This volume presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Each section outlines the basic features and regulatory requirements for a tax program which provides financial incentives for clean technology development through renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Finance Incentives Renewable Energy Retrofit
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Removing First-Cost Hurdles for Energy Efficiency

This paper provides policy makers, regulators and private sector firms engaged in the design and implementation of efficiency programs with a series of innovative financing options that can be used to achieve comprehensive energy savings across a broad spectrum of residential, commercial and industrial market segments.
Energy Performance Contract On-Bill Utility Payment PACE PPAs Utility Incentives & Programs
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Energy Efficiency Finance 101: Understanding the Marketplace

The number and diversity of energy finance programs have increased dramatically in recent years. Likewise, there is a growing interest among different types of financial institutions in participating in local initiatives. However, finding a financial partner that best fits a particular program can be a challenge. This paper attempts to catalog the different categories of institutions in the marketplace so that readers will be more equipped to determine which type may offer the best fit for a local initiative. In addition, the paper offers descriptions of the different types of loan structures and mechanisms most often used in energy finance.
Finance Utility Incentives & Programs
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Georgia Power's Home Energy Improvement Program: Multifamily and Public Housing Authority Properties

Georgia Power's Home Energy Improvement Program: Multifamily and Public Housing Authority Properties
  • THE MULTIFAMILY WHOLE-HOUSE APPROACH--Maximum Potential Rebate: Up to $1,100 Per Unit
  • THE MULTIFAMILY INDIVIDUAL IMPROVEMENTS APPROACH--Maximum Potential Rebate: Up to $350 Per Unit Annually
  • Energy Audit PTEEGA Utility Incentives & Programs
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    City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management Multifamily Toilet Rebate Program Application

    Department of Watershed Management Multifamily Toilet Rebate Program Application. Rebates are limited to multifamily property owners and/or management companies whose properties are City of Atlanta water customers.
    PTEEGA Utility Incentives & Programs
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    City of Multifamily Toilet Rebate Program Overview

    The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management extends its high-efficiency toilet rebate to multifamily customers. Apartment and condominium communities that are City of Atlanta water customers may qualify.
    PTEEGA Utility Incentives & Programs
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    City of Atlanta Multifamily Toilet Rebate Recycling Guidelines

    Multifamily toilet rebate program participants are required to recycle toilets that are being replaced and to show proof of recycling in the form of a “load ticket” from one of three porcelain recyclers in the Atlanta area.
    PTEEGA Utility Incentives & Programs
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    Focus on Energy Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Wisconsin)

    Focus on Energy is the Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. It is a partnership of all Wisconsin investor owned utilities plus many municipal and cooperative utilities. It assists Wisconsin residents and businesses in implementing energy saving projects by:

    • Offering unbiased information and technical assistance to participating utilities’ electric and/or natural gas customers
    • Providing financial incentives (Custom and Prescriptive) for energy saving projects that would not occur otherwise
    PTEEMN Utility Incentives & Programs
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    Alliant Energy 2014 Multifamily Programs (Iowa)

    Types of benefits for owners include:

    • Existing total property energy assessment
    • Rebates
    Energy Audit PTEEMN Utility Incentives & Programs
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    CenterPoint Energy Efficiency Incentives for the Multifamily Sector in Minnesota

    Types of benefits for owners include:

    • Prescriptive rebates for boilers, tune-ups, water heaters, steam traps
    • Custom rebates for low-flow, windows, building envelope
    • Audits, Energy Design Assitance and Others
    • Bonus rebates are available for Affordable Housing
    Energy Audit PTEEMN Utility Incentives & Programs
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    Xcel Energy Multi-Family Building Minnesota Conservation Programs

    Types of Programs include:

    • Prescriptive / Fixed Rebates (Commonly used Equipment)
    • Custom
    • Holistic Programs
    • Studies
    • Rate Savings
    Energy Audit PTEEMN Utility Incentives & Programs
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