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Webinar: Beyond the Light Touch: Next Steps for Improving Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Affordable Housing
Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 1:00
January, 19th, 2016. 1:00PM. Webcast: Beyond the Light Touch: Next Steps for Improving Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Affordable Housing. Todd Nedwick, National Housing Trust; Angelina Benson-Glanz and Peter Ludwig, Elevate Energy; William Ariano, Jr., Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to register.
Millions of rental units across the country are publicly subsidized to ensure affordable housing for low-income families. Many of these units were not built or furnished with energy efficiency in mind, and thusrepresent a significant opportunity to reduce energy costs for low-income households nationwide. By focusing on facilitating and incentivizing action by building owners, a growing number of states and organizations have found ways to reduce household energy cost burdens and provide multiple benefits that go beyond those achieved by standard “light touch” efficiency improvements (e.g., installing energy-efficient light bulbs and low-flow shower heads). For example, a whole-building approach can help identify cost-effective opportunities for investments that maximize energy cost savings and other benefits to residents. This webcast will explore the specific challenges and opportunities faced by programs that aim to improve energy efficiency in multifamily affordable housing, with an emphasis on achieving multiple benefits through deeper retrofits.
Introduction. Todd Nedwick, assistant director for public policy, National Housing Trust; and Crystal Bergemann, senior energy analyst, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Economic Resilience.
Creating a One-Stop Shop for Building Owners. Angelina Benson-Glanz, manager of new market initiatives; and Peter Ludwig, director of building retrofits, Elevate Energy.
Enabling and Incentivizing Action by Building Owners. William Ariano, Jr., deputy director, Single-Family Housing and Energy Programs, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.