HUD is an active partner in the national energy plan to help our country become energy independent. We are committed to working closely with our private and public partners to strengthen our strategies and programs to alleviate the energy burden on both renters and homeowners, especially those who rely on the federal government for housing assistance. We hope you will join us in this effort by working closely with your professional team to incorporate design principles and equipment to improve energy efficiency. Please consider using proven "best practices" and "Energy Star" construction methods and equipment throughout your projects. We are committed to doing all we can to help our country become energy independent and we hope you will join us in this effort. Attached is a revised Reserve for Replacement package that we are requesting owners/managers use, to assist the Department in tracking energy conservation resources on our multifamily properties.