DCEO believes that affordable housing must be energy efficient to be truly affordable. DCEO has led this effort through the Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program initiated in 1988. Under this Program, grants are provided to Illinois based non-profit and for-profit housing developers to include energy efficient building practices in the rehab or new construction of affordable housing units. Average energy savings range from 50% to 75%.
Spring 2013 Lunch & Learns (pdf): Working Toward More Affordable and Energy-Efficient Public Housing.
If you have missed a training event or presentation, you can find a copy below at no cost to you.
Presentation: Green Operations 101 - How to Get Started
Speakers: Isilay Civan and Brian Dolan, Architects with HOK Architecture firm
Presentation: Energy Performance Contracting Approach
Speaker: David Birr, President, Synchronous Energy Solutions
Presentation: Optimizing Performance Through Consortia: Small Agency Segment
Speaker: David Anderson, Enlightened Energy Consultants
Presentation: The Role of HUD in the Field Office and the HUD Energy Center
Speaker: Tedd Turmunde, Illinois State Office of Public Housing
HUD EPC Review Process (pdf)
Presentation: Capturing HUD's Conservation Incentives
Speaker: Lillian Kamalay, Ameresco Public Housing Services
Presentation: Other Funding Options
Speaker: Kate Brown, Senior Housing Research Specialist, Building Research Council