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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!

DOE Better Buildings Challenge | 2013

City Gardens consists of 274 apartments in 27 two-story, “garden style” buildings spread across 11.9 acres in a densely-populated area of Orange County, California. Each building contains a mix of studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments serving low-income residents. City Gardens was constructed in 1969 and underwent a major rehabilitation when...

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Natural Resources Defense Council | 2013

On-bill financing programs are a promising way for utilities to help their customers invest in energy efficiency improvements, such as upgrading to a high-efficiency air conditioner or adding insulation. These improvements can deliver valuable efficiency to the utility, reduce customers’ energy expenses, improve the value of properties, create...

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Elevate Energy | January 2013

Energy efficiency improvements in the Boulevard Apartments resulted in a 10% reduction in utility costs. This is equivalent to $12,624, which represents 17 months’ rent, annual maintenance for 15 units or a 27% reduction in rental vacancy loss as a percentage of potential receipts.

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Institute for Market Transformation | 2012

This report is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations. It provides an introduction to the multifamily housing sector, followed by a thorough review of existing benchmarking and disclosure policies and an assessment of continuing policy challenges and...

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Clean Energy Finance Center, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Pace Now | April 2012

In the United States, there are nearly 4.8 million buildings that represent the commercial real estate (CRE) market. Building owners are beginning to see that energy efficient retrofits can increase property values. Small-scale retrofits in the CRE market have paved the way for deep (large scale) retrofits that reduce a buildings energy usage by a...

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Deutsche Bank | January 2012

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation instigated this project to encourage the financial industry to scale up financing of building energy efficiency retrofits. Deutsche Bank has a long history of supporting multifamily / affordable housing through its community development finance capabilities, and throughout the world the Bank has played a...

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LISC New York City | 2011

Working with Two Shades of Green, a collaboration to help affordable housing owners and managers create cost-effective green and healthy property management practices, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH) has undertaken water conservation projects in several buildings in its 1,875 unit portfolio. WSFSSH was formed...

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Low Income Investment Fund | 2011

In this update, LIIF provides an overview of and lessons learned from two models LIIF designed and implemented that could be viable platforms for at-scale multifamily energy retrofit finance. The models are (1) the Bay Area Multifamily Fund (BAM), which launched in 2010 in partnership with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Enterprise...

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EnergyStar | December 2007

American homeowners have spent record sums to upgrade their living space and increase the value of their prized asset. This guidebook provides an overview of the market trends and financial issues that affect homeowner expenditures on home improvements, and outlines the role efficiency programs and special financing can play in encouraging greater...

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