US Moves Forward with Raising the Bar for Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing

Elizabeth Beardsley, of the U.S. Green Building Council, describes recent action by HUD and the USDA that improves energy efficiency in affordable housing and helps those most in need save money on utility bills. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) took an important step last week—one that … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Funds $68M in Energy Efficiency and Solar; Announces Executive Actions

The Obama administration has announced $68 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy awards and a series of executive actions to advance the resources further. The grants and loans will go to 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding comes from the USDA’s Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program … [Read more...]