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Homes for America

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity within 10 Years

Commitment

6

Million Square Feet

Background

Homes for America (HFA) is a nonprofit housing development corporation that specializes in developing and preserving affordable rental housing that serves low and moderate income households, seniors and persons with special needs. HFA has operations and maintenance protocols to maximize energy efficiency, and plans to implement resident engagement programs with focus on energy savings throughout its portfolio.

As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, HFA will implement a range of efficiency upgrades in the next several years at multiple properties. These upgrades will focus on strengthening the building envelope by replacing windows and insulation, and improving or upgrading major building systems. Through ongoing operations, appliances will be replaced with more energy efficient models. As HFA acquires and rehabilitates properties and constructs new projects, it will ensure that all work is completed to the highest energy efficiency standards.

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