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Why ENERGY STAR?
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Lower operating costs:
Savings on monthly utility bills can be applied to debt service payments.

Increase property value:
Improve the market value of the building using energy-efficient products and practices.

Reduce maintenance:
New HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient lighting reduce maintenance demands.

Maintain residency rates:
Improving comfort through energy management will reduce tenant turnover.


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For More Information
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For questions, comments or further information on HUD's Energy Action Plan or HUD's energy initiatives, please email EnergyAction@hud.gov. or call (202) 402-2978.


PRODUCTS

Find information on ENERGY STAR qualified products in over 35 categories, including appliances, heating and cooling equipment, windows, lighting, and exit signs. Use the energy-savings calculators to compare the annual savings of an ENERGY STAR qualified model with a non-qualifying model.

Locate rebates on certain ENERGY STAR qualified products.

BUILDING PERFORMANCE TOOLS

Although developed for the commercial building sector, the following building performance tools can be useful to engineering staff in multifamily projects.

An Energy Management Strategy provides tools and resources to help each step of the way.

The Building Upgrade Manual will help you plan and implement profitable energy-saving building upgrades. Maximize energy savings by sequentially following building upgrade stages 1- 5: recommissioning, lighting, load reductions, fan systems, and heating and cooling systems.

Institutional Purchasing: Develop an institutional purchasing policy to purchase efficient products that reduce energy costs.

The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps decision-makers answer three critical questions about energy efficiency investments:

  • How much new energy-efficient equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings?
  • Should this equipment purchase be financed now, or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget?
  • Is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate?
  • Find Expert Help: ENERGY STAR service and product providers can help identify, prioritize, and implement quality projects that will improve your total energy management.

Find Help
Use the Partner Locator to find homebuilders that build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, utilities that offer special incentives to buyers and builders of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, and home energy raters that can verify the energy efficiency of a home.

Become a Partner!
Organizations that partner with ENERGY STAR will see increased profits, satisfied customers, and environmental benefits. Learn more.

 
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