Rising energy prices and concerns about the environment have fueled interest in qgreen buildingq -- resource-efficient construction and maintenance practices that reduce adverse impacts on the natural environment. HUD spends an estimated $5 billion on energy costs annually in its affordable housing programs and has recently taken steps to reduce its energy costs. This report reviews: (1) HUD's efforts to promote energy efficiency in its programs and the use of performance measures; (2) potential costs and long-term benefits of green building in HUD's affordable housing programs; and (3) lessons learned elsewhere that HUD could use to promote green building. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.HUD Has Made Progress in Promoting Green Building, But Expanding Efforts Could Help Reduce Energy Costs and Benefit ... For example, using highly durable linoleum flooring may cost more than using sheet vinyl flooring initially but cananbsp;...
|Title||:||Green Affordable Housing|
|Author||:||William B. Shear|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-03-01|