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Sustainable Housing Initiative
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The President's Climate Action Plan
HUD is taking action on several critical plan elements like residential energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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[This Report to Congress highlights significant progress made through HUD Recovery Act investments and on-going HUD programs.]
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Affordable Green: Renewing the Federal Commitment
This Report to Congress highlights significant progress made through HUD Recovery Act investments and on-going HUD programs.
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Green Building in Section 202/811 Projects
HUD requires energy and water conservation measures in Section 202 & Section 811 Projects. A report that shows these practices was developed in partnership with EPA.
Learn more about the new Section 202 and Section 811 Projects
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Deep Green Retrofits Funded by the Recovery Act
$6.7 million in financing from HUD enabled the deep green retrofit of 500 units at the Castle Square Apts in Boston's South End, which will result in 72% energy savings
Learn more about the retrofit

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.