PRIORITY GOAL 4: ENERGY AND GREEN RETROFITS
DOE and HUD will work together to enable the cost effective energy retrofits of a total of 1.1 million housing units in FY 2010 and FY 2011.
The residential sector, approximately 130 million homes, is responsible for 20 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, 33 percent of electricity demand, and 22 percent of energy consumption. With most of HUD’s portfolio of public and assisted housing built before the advent of energy codes, the energy-related costs in its rental housing programs (including public housing, assisted multifamily portfolios, and the Housing Choice Voucher program) are high. Each year, HUD funds more than $5 billion in energy related costs. Read more...