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HUD No. 23-209
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September 20, 2023

HUD Earns Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Award to acknowledge enterprise-wide efforts to advance DEI, specifically focusing on the impact and amplification of energy and sustainability programs.

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Public Housing, Energy Branch received the Smart Energy Decisions' (SED) 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award. At the Net Zero Forum Fall held in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Charles Marshall, HUD's Energy Director, received an award on behalf of his team. The team was recognized for their work in implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices in energy and sustainability efforts at their organization.

“HUD is honored to receive the Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 DEI Impact Award for our efforts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in clean energy,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD has worked hard to build an agency that affirmatively reflects the real world we live in. Our strategic efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundation of our agency and will continue to evolve and grow in the future.”

Nominations were accepted for DEI projects and industry influencers from commercial, industrial, institutional, and government organizations across seven categories. Winners were selected by a panel of judges representing energy customer peers and industry experts.

Smart Energy Decisions is the first web-based information resource dedicated exclusively to addressing the information needs of large power customers from commercial, industrial, institutional (higher education and healthcare), and government organizations. SED deliver news, analysis, research and opinion through our newsletters and events to help our community make better decisions. Their goal is to serve as a catalyst for change in support of the dramatic energy transformation taking place in the electric power market that impacts energy customers, utilities, and suppliers.


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