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  • Energy Star: Affordable Housing

    1. 1. Moving to Affordable Housing with ENERGY STAR 
    2. 2. QUESTION ? <ul><li>Is a home affordable if it... </li></ul><ul><li>has higher operating and maintenance costs? </li></ul><ul><li>increases default risk under homeownership? </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t provide a comfortable indoor environment? </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t maintain future value? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Affordable Housing <ul><li>Utility costs in public and assisted housing are more than a quarter of operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance is more than a third </li></ul>
    4. 4. Affordable Housing <ul><li>As utility rates rise, affordable owners are pinched between debt service requirements and rising operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Allowances are adjusted after rate increases, leaving tenants paying higher costs until allowances catch up </li></ul>
    5. 5. ENERGY STAR ® <ul><li>National brand representing energy, financial & environmental performance </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40 product categories covering appliances, residential lighting, consumer electronics & office equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Certification of top energy performance for homes & buildings </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why ENERGY STAR Works <ul><li>ENERGY STAR symbol adds value to products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, consistent national platform </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, so partners can take ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on existing market structures </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Choose ENERGY STAR ? <ul><li>Lower utility costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower maintenance costs </li></ul><ul><li>Improved durability and comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Increased property value </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced air pollution / improved environment </li></ul>
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    9. 9. Energy Star Options <ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>Homes (New) and Home Performance (Existing) </li></ul><ul><li>Business (Office, retail, etc.) </li></ul>
    10. 10. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING <ul><li>Existing Housing: </li></ul><ul><li>Specify ENERGY STAR products </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Home Performance w/ENERGY STAR (where available) </li></ul><ul><li>New Housing: </li></ul><ul><li>Specify homes/units meet ENERGY STAR (3 stories or less) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Products <ul><li>Easy. Specify ENERGY STAR in modernization and maintenance purchases </li></ul><ul><li>Sample procurement language and calculators available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>see, then “Products,” then “Purchasing and Procurement” </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. ENERGY STAR Labeled Products <ul><li>HVAC </li></ul><ul><li>Programmable Thermostats </li></ul><ul><li>Home Office </li></ul><ul><li>Home Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting Fixtures </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling Fans </li></ul><ul><li>Water Coolers </li></ul><ul><li>Dehumidfiers </li></ul><ul><li>Roofing Products </li></ul><ul><li>Transformers </li></ul><ul><li>Telephony </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Office/computer equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation Fans </li></ul><ul><li>Insulation </li></ul><ul><li>Appliances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refrigerators/Freezers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dishwashers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes Washers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Air Conditioners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows, Doors, Skylights </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Refrigerators, Freezers </li></ul>
    13. 13. E NERGY S TAR Specification Development <ul><li>Product Selection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on national energy savings potential, ability of label to influence consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations from internal analysis or partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be significant improvement over national average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed with stakeholder (industry, utilities, and efficiency advocates) input </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. ENERGY STAR Product $avings <ul><li>Refrigerators – At least 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes Washers -- Compared to a model manufactured before 1994, an ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer can save up to $110 per year on your utility bills. </li></ul><ul><li>Dishwashers - U se a minimum of 25% less energy than the federal minimum standard for energy consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) - Use 2/3 less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last 6-10 times longer. </li></ul><ul><li>Furnaces - Offer a rating of 90% AFUE or greater, which is about 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Refrigerator Bulk Purchases <ul><li>New HUD web page </li></ul><ul><ul><li> /programs/ph/phecc/bulkpurchase.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation from GE, Whirlpool, Sears government sales </li></ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR models identified </li></ul>
    16. 16. New HUD ENERGY STAR Bulk Purchasing Website
    17. 17. Home Improvement <ul><li>Home Sealing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seal leaks in the building envelope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add insulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ENERGY STAR windows when replacing old windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No “label” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>see, then “Home Improvement,” then “Home Sealing” </li></ul>
    18. 18. Home Improvement <ul><li>Home Performance with ENERGY STAR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>’ Whole-House’ improvements EPA works with state and utility partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines Audit, Evaluation, Improvements Emphasis on delivering improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Diagnostics and “best practice” installation Accredited performance contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>see, then “Home Improvement,” then “Home Performance” </li></ul>
    19. 19. Home Improvement <ul><li>Inspection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual and diagnostic inspection of walls, windows, foundation, and mechanicals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diagnostics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air infiltration, duct leakage testing, combustion safety tests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee basis. Same quality-assured contractors can also implement recommended upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>No “label” </li></ul>
    20. 20. HOME PERFORMANCE With ENERGY STAR <ul><li>Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island </li></ul><ul><li>Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Wyoming </li></ul>
    21. 21. ENERGY STAR FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION/GUT REHAB <ul><li>Eligible Housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single-family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-family (up to 3 stories) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficient Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15-20% > IECC, & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verifies thermal integrity of home envelope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes ENERGY STAR Lighting and Appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third-Party Verified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each home’s energy performance is independently verified </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. ENERGY STAR FOR HOMES PROCESS <ul><li>Find HERS Rater </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR for Homes Partner Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select Energy Efficiency Measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescriptive Package (BOP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HERS Analysis/Plan Review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Verification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnostics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. ENERGY STAR HOMES ES Qualified Windows IECC Insulation Properly Installed Eff. Water Htr. Build it Tight, Tested Tight Ducts, Tested Continuous Air Barrier ENERGY STAR Qualified Lighting, Fans, or Appliances Right-Sized ES Equip.
    24. 24. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical needs assessments and asset planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy audits, utility bill tracking and benchmarking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Master planning and budgeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select A/E firms and consultants with energy efficiency experience </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Financing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofits create cash flow and enable internally or externally financed projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce maintenance costs for older systems, saving on parts and outsourced specialty services </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop ENERGY STAR specifications for use with architects, engineers, or local trades contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include ENERGY STAR in competitive grant applications and developer qualifications </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Operations and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and execute O&M plans that ensure original design intent is maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specify ENERGY STAR for routine replacements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop preventative maintenance and recommissioning plans to ensure continued peak performance </li></ul></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Summary <ul><li>ENERGY STAR is not extra credit, It’s critical to your core mission… </li></ul><ul><li>Truly Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>More Viable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Operating Income </li></ul>
    29. 29. For more information: <ul><li>Toll Free Hotline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-888-STAR-YES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(1-888-782-7937) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>