HUD Logo
Site Map         A-Z Index         Text   A   A   A
HUD   >   Program Offices   >   Public and Indian Housing   >   PIH   >   Public Housing   >   Public Housing Environmental and Conservation Clearinghouse   >   Public Housing Energy Conservation Clearinghouse - Education Materials for Residents
Education Materials for Residents

Use the resources on this page to educate residents on saving energy. For residents that pay all or some of their utility bills, these resources will help them reduce their costs. If the housing authority pays all of the utility bills, educating residents will benefit everyone by improving resident comfort, lowering the housing authority?s bills, and helping the environment.

Summer Energy-Saving Tips for Residents

Residents can keep cool and save money in the summer by following some simple energy-saving advice. You can post this flyer, available in both English and Spanish, on bulletin boards or by the pool, or slide it under residents' doors.

Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Residents

Arm your residents with energy-saving tips to minimize the impact of rising energy costs this winter. Print the flyer, post it in common areas and distribute it to your residents. The flyer is available in both English and Spanish.

Web Resources for Residents:

When replacing just about anything electrical, residents should look for products with the ENERGY STAR label. These products use less energy, and can save 10 ? 30% on operating costs. Stores sometimes offer rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified products. Visit to learn more.

Water Saving Tips
The California Urban Water Conservation Council has information for reducing water use at

DOE Energy Saving Tips
The U.S. Department of Energy Website has detailed information and tips that residents can use to save money and develop smart energy habits. The Website,, contains specific information for residents in apartments.

Greener Choices Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, has launched The site covers a wide range of issues, including energy, climate change, waste, and toxic substances. The site also provides product information; energy calculators; rebate information; and links to information about local energy, recycling, and sewage treatment services.