Home / Program Offices / Economic Development / Sustainable Housing Initiative
Sustainable Housing Initiative

Energy Efficiency and Green Building

When HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the launch of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities in February, 2010, he committed the agency to supporting the construction and rehabilitation of green affordable housing, recognizing that affordable homes should be located close to transportation, jobs, and schools and designed to maximize health and environmental benefits.

The Sustainable Housing Initiative, within the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, helps to coordinate intra- and inter-agency energy-efficiency and green building goals and initiatives for the Department. This office works with HUD program offices including Community Planning and Development, Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Housing, Policy Development and Research, Public Affairs, and Public and Indian Housing. In this capacity, the Office assists in implementing HUD's energy-related annual performance goal including data tracking and presentation. These data are a component of HUDStat, the Secretary's quarterly initiative to drive improved performance on HUD priority goals.