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ENERGY STAR: Saving Money and Energy in HUD-Assisted and HUD-Financed Housing

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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.

Improving energy efficiency in HUD-financed and HUD-assisted housing can generate significant savings for the Federal government, property owners and building residents. Energy-efficient housing is more comfortable, healthy and durable. It also costs less to operate and is better for the environment.

As a result of a Memorandum of Understanding with EPA and DOE, HUD is working with ENERGY STAR to promote energy-efficient products and practices that save energy, save money and protect the environment. The Memorandum commits HUD to expand the use of ENERGY STAR products in HUD-assisted and HUD-financed Housing.

Energy-Efficient Products
Find refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, heating and cooling equipment, windows, lighting, fans, exit signs and more. Learn about these products, use online calculators to determine potential savings, find rebates, and locate retailers.

High Performance New Homes
Discover benefits and features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes; read climate-specific construction specifications for builders; and use the partner locator to find local builders, raters, utilities, and lenders.

Improve Efficiency in Existing Homes
Explore home improvement tools that can help improve the efficiency, comfort, and performance of existing housing. Estimate savings; learn about home sealing, insulation, and heating and cooling; find solutions to common home improvement problems; and locate expert help.

Performance Tools for Large Buildings
Find performance tools for developing an energy management strategy. Learn the 5-stage approach to building upgrades, use a financial value calculator, read a comprehensive building upgrade manual, and locate expert help.

The energy-saving potential is impressive:

  • HUD spends more than 10% of its annual budget-an estimated $4 billion-on energy. These funds are distributed through utility allowances to renters, housing assistance payments to private building owners, and operating grants to public housing authorities. HUD estimates that installing basic efficiency measures in public housing alone can save taxpayers at least $800 million over the next 10 years.
  • EPA estimates that individual apartment renters can save 15% to 20% on their energy bills by installing ENERGY STAR qualified products such as refrigerators, room air conditioners, and lighting.
  • An ENERGY STAR qualified new home can save 30% a year or more ($200 to $400) on heating and cooling bills.

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