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The SAHLLN Resource Hub is a central repository for information on financing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily affordable housing properties. These resources are recommended by members of our network of affordable multifamily housing lenders, including Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), housing finance agencies (HFAs), major financial institutions, and specialized green financing entities. Please help us grow this resource hub by submitting a resource!

Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions | 2016

The evolution of community solar is a classic case of business model innovation turning a challenge into an opportunity. Foreseeing the inevitable growth of distributed energy resources, utilities are deploying these programs to get ahead of the game and to capture the benefits that distributed resources provide to the grid. Often utilities also...

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Community Preservation Corporation | March 2016

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Community Preservation Corporation's approach to financing energy-efficient buildings.

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Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Elevate Energy | January 2016

Increasing the adoption of energy-efficient building practices will require the energy sector to increase its understanding of the ways that retrofits affect multifamily financial performance and how the lending and appraisal industries interpret those indicators. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team Partnership for...

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Elevate Energy | January 2016

There are nearly half a million multifamily units in Chicago. More than 250,000 of these units are in census tracts marked as low and moderate income by the New Markets Tax Credit Program database. Furthermore, more than 60% of low-income individuals living in multifamily buildings in Chicago reside in buildings that are more than 75 years old....

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DOE Better Buildings Challenge | 2015

The Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) is located in Rockford, Illinois. RHA’s mission is to partner with the community and responsible residents to transform houses into homes while guiding families to self-sufficiency. The public housing authority owns and manages over 1,900 public housing units, of which more than 75% were built...

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DOE Better Buildings Challenge

Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) develops and manages Housing of Choice of the highest standards, which is safe, affordable, sustainable and accessible; and, through partnerships with outside organizations, foster resident responsibility and self-sufficiency. As part of its mission, JCHA established a sustainability plan in 2008 to...

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Institute for Market Transformation | September 2015

CheckMate Realty and Development, Inc. (CheckMate) and Community Investment Corporation (CIC) partnered to retrofit a 31-unit multifamily building that provides affordable, unsubsidized housing in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Completed for $30,200 with a $12,000 low-interest loan, CheckMate reduced weather-normalized source energy use...

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WegoWise | July 2015

The Massachusetts Green Retrofit Initiative (MAGRI) provides technical assistance for multifamily building owners to reduce their energy and water usage. MAGRI is funded by The Barr Foundation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and operated jointly by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and New Ecology, Inc (NEI). This...

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Institute for Market Transformation | 2015

Continental Plaza is a 1950s building that provides 164 affordable, one-bedroom apartments for seniors. To fulfill the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation formed Affordable Community Energy, a unique mission-driven energy services company model. Through lighting, HVAC, solar photovoltaic...

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