Energy efficiency Tag Archives

EEFA Releases Two New Reports on Healthy Building Materials

Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) released two new reports to provide industry experts and contractors the information needed to help make healthier building materials the easier choice. The first study by Elevate Energy provides a case study on the Energy Performance of Chicago Properties Retrofit With Fiberglass Insulation. The second study by Three3 examines Drivers, Adoptability and Performance of Healthier Energy-Efficiency Retrofit Materials in Affordable Multifamily Housing.

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Three Reasons to Prioritize Energy Efficiency in Affordable Multifamily Housing

This How Housing Matters article explains how energy efficiency upgrades can boost low-income multifamily properties’ net operating incomes, save low-income households money on energy bills and improve environmental outcomes—making investments in these upgrades a triple win. This evidence roundup highlights why policymakers and funders should continue to push housing providers, utility companies and intermediary organizations to bolster their efforts to bring energy efficiency upgrades to both subsidized and unsubsidized multifamily rental housing.

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SUNY Residence Hall Energy Retrofit

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York is seeking a Statement of Qualifications from qualified Design-Build teams capable of providing all services necessary to design and construct the renovation of an existing residence hall, including additional 6,000 sf for added programming need, an increase to 300 beds, and retrofitting of the building envelope plus systems to fully electrify and reduce energy use to a maximum EUI of 32kbtu/sf/year.

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Michaels Closes $61 Million Workforce Housing Deal in the Texas’s ‘Innovation Corridor’

The Michaels Organization successfully closed on $61 million in financing for Mission Trail at El Camino Real, a new mixed-income housing community in San Marcos, Texas, that will serve the city’s growing workforce. The majority of the 352 apartments will be reserved for households earning 60 percent or less of the area median income, while 10 percent of the units will be reserved for individuals and families earning less than 140 percent of the area median income. The community will also offer 35 apartments without any income restrictions

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