The following list identifies useful documents, publications, and information
related to resource conservation in public housing.
Government Agency Sites
the DOE Regional Office in your HUD Region
Then, find the contact
information for a DOE Regional Office.
A voluntary DOE
program that helps community partnerships make profitable investments in existing
buildings through energy-efficient technologies. Partnerships tailor their programs
to local needs, choosing which buildings to renovate, how much energy to save,
and the best technologies to use. Rebuild America focuses on several areas, including
public and multi-family housing. Website includes a toolbox, information on establishing
a partnership, success stories, and more. HUD
and DOE Rebuild Regional Office Contacts.
and Renewable Energy (EERE)
DOE's comprehensive resource for energy
efficiency and renewable energy information.
A DOE website focusing on sustainable communities.
Includes useful information on conserving energy in buildings, among other topics.
DOE Energy Information
Conducts a Residential Energy Consumption Survey
to evaluate how energy is used in residential housing units, data for which is
available at this website.
of Building Technology, State and Community Programs
leadership, promotes energy efficiency, and stimulates collaborative activities
to make U.S. buildings more efficient, comfortable, affordable, and sustainable.
Website provides users with information about advanced building technology systems
and partnership opportunities that promote energy efficiency and pollution prevention.
Energy Efficiency Index
The Alliance to Save Energy?s list of funding,
tax credits, and energy-saving tips by state.
Associations and Resident Groups
Council of Large Public
A national, membership-based, non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation and improvement of public housing. Members receive
the CLPHA newsletter, as well as regular updates on legislative, budget and program
issues via broadcast fax and access to "members-only" sections of the
CLPHA website, providing the latest information on a wide range of public and
assisted housing issues. Some information is available on the website to non-members,
of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
A housing and community
development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and
strong, viable communities for all Americans-particularly those with low and moderate
incomes. Website includes a variety of useful information on public housing, including
news, resources, publications, legislative information, and training opportunities.
of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA)
A national, nonprofit organization
that assists its members in advancing the interests of lower-income and underserved
people through the financing, development, and preservation of affordable housing.
Website includes information on housing finance agencies (including a list of
state finance housing agencies), as well as an on-line bookstore and a list of
Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
A national organization dedicated solely
to ending America's affordable housing crisis. NLIHC provides up-to-date information,
formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies
Public Housing Directors
A membership-based organization that represents
the professional administrators of approximately 1,900 housing authorities in
the U.S. PHADA works closely with Members of Congress in efforts to develop sensible
and effective public housing statutes, and obtain adequate funding for low-income
housing programs. The association also serves as an advocate before the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development on a variety of regulations governing public
housing nationwide. Provides a website, newsletter, e-mail and fax alerts, training
and conferences, and more. Some information on the website is available to non-members.
See PHADA?s list of Housing Authority
to Save Energy
A nonprofit organization that promotes the efficient
use of energy to strengthen America's economy, improve the environment, make housing
more affordable, and move the country toward energy independence. Its website
offers a variety of useful information, including information on the Alliance's
programs, energy-saving tips, publications, and a list of links related to energy
for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
A nonprofit organization dedicated
to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity
and environmental protection. Produces a number of publications, including Consumer Guide
to Home Energy Savings, which discusses the entire spectrum of home energy
savings and residential appliances, including a list of the most energy-efficient
equipment and appliances available.
for Energy Affordability
A nonprofit training, research and technical
services organization that promotes energy efficiency, energy management, and
customer aggregation in low-income residential, commercial, and multifamily buildings.
for Energy Efficiency
A national, non-profit organization that promotes
energy-efficient products and services. Website includes useful fact sheets on
a number of residential technologies such as heating, lighting, and appliances.
Also includes a publication titled CEE
Multifamily Housing 2002 Program Summary, which identifies programs across
the nation that are offering technical, financial, and other assistance for multifamily
Energy Center of Wisconsin
Conducts and sponsors research on the efficient use and management of energy.
Sample areas of interest include low-income energy services, building codes, building
design, energy efficiency and management, HVAC applications, and controls.
A daily compilation of energy-related news headlines from across the nation and
around the world. Topics addressed include energy rates, energy policy, technologies,
conferences, publications, product providers, and related web links.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's array of 650 web
links to energy efficiency resources. Links include federal and state government
resources, energy and environmental news, conservation programs, and more.
and Environmental Building Association (EEBA)
Promotes the awareness,
education, and development of energy-efficient buildings and communities.
The Energy Ideas Clearinghouse address Northwest regional
and national energy topics including regional and national energy news; energy
technologies and applications; economics related to financing, fuels, and costs;
and resources and web links.
Offers training, publications, and more to encourage efficient
use of resources including energy. Its programs include the Greening Affordable
Housing Initiative and the Sustainable Energy program. The site includes a Public
Housing Authority Toolbox with information on weatherization, appliances,
lighting, low-VOC paint, and heating and cooling.
Includes a variety of information on conserving energy in homes, including
remodeling information, home energy guides, and a contractor training guide. Also
provides back issues of Home Energy magazine, which reports on the latest energy-efficiency
technologies for the home-from weatherization, to heating and cooling systems,
to lighting, windows, appliances, and indoor air quality.
HAC is a national nonprofit corporation created to
increase the availability of decent and affordable housing for low-income people
in rural areas throughout the United States. Website includes information on loans,
publications, training, and more.
Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Includes resources related to
home building, maintenance, and remodeling.
Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Multifamily Program
companies that develop, manage, finance and own one-fourth of the nation's housing.
of State Energy Officials
Provides links to U.S. state
energy offices, which can provide information to assist with improving efficiency
in buildings. Website also offers buildings-related information, such as HERS
Technical Guidelines and Status of State Energy Codes.
Includes a host of useful information related
to energy efficiency, including information on specific projects and resources.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Offers a number of publications on conserving energy and water. Program areas
Authority Resource Center
A project of the Local Initiatives Support
Corp. (LISC), this resource center includes articles and publications on affordable
housing and other topics. LISC provides loans and grants. Also see the PHECC
list of funding sources.
Edison Electric Institute
EEI is an investor-owned electric utility organization composed
of utilities that generate more than 80 percent of the nation?s electricity. Its
website addresses utility operations, deregulation and restructuring, utility
terminology, and energy management for all classes of customers, as well as links
to individual electric utilities, energy service companies, press releases, training,
American Public Power
An organization comprised of municipal, state,
and federal electric utilities. Its website addresses municipal utility operations,
electric energy services, utility terminology, energy management, and deregulation
and restructuring. Additionally, the site provides links to individual municipal
electric utilities, press releases, training, and publications.
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association (NRECA)
An organization composed of member
owned rural oriented electric utilities (cooperatives or coops). The NRECA site
will address rural electric utility operations, utility terminology, energy services
and management, and deregulation and restructuring. Additionally, the NRECA site
provides links to individual member utilities and associate members, press releases,
training, and publications.