Energy Efficiency and Conservation at HUD by tdm20058


									Energy Efficiency and
 Conservation at HUD
           Robert Groberg
HUD Office of Environment and Energy
  Implementing the President’s
     National Energy Policy

- Task Force convened by then-Deputy Secretary
   Jackson (co-chaired by CPD and PD&R).
- Energy Action Plan created to support President’s
   National Energy Policy.
- Review accomplishments and current status
       HUD Spends An Estimated $4
       Billion Each Year on Utilities

- Estimated $1.1 billion directly through public housing
   operating subsidies.
- Remainder through utility allowances – Housing Choice
   Vouchers or Section 8 multifamily contracts.
- More than 10% of entire budget.
- High oil and natural gas prices impact housing
     Secretary Alphonso Jackson

“With the announcement
of the President’s
National Energy Policy
we now have the
necessary framework for
promoting increased
energy efficiency in
housing. HUD is
committed to giving this
issue the priority it
deserves to make sure we
make significant progress
in conserving energy in
June 20, 2001 Testimony
to House Financial
Services Committee
         Energy Task Force
      Created To Develop Plan

- July 2001-Secretary Jackson creates Energy Task
   Force – designates CPD and PD&R as co-chairs.

- April 2002-Secretary Jackson approves
   Department-Wide Action Plan with 21 items.

- June 2004-Deputy Secretary Bernardi assigns
   field office roles for implementing Energy Plan.
        Secretary Jackson’s
      Charge to the Task Force

- Improve energy efficiency and conservation
    in HUD-assisted rental housing.
- Expand the use of Energy Efficient Mortgages,
    consistent with sound underwriting principles.
- Provide technical assistance on energy issues to
    nonprofits and faith-based organizations.
- Research and development of new energy efficient
    Key Recommendations

- Strengthen interagency partnerships.
- Coordinate information and training.
- Strengthen rewards and incentives.
- Strengthen energy standards.
- Improve management and monitoring.
- Conduct policy analysis and research.
  Department-Wide Actions

- Work with EPA to distribute Energy Star
- Formalize interagency partnerships.
- Coordinate Department-wide training and
- Award priority rating points for energy efficiency
    in SuperNOFA/competitive grants.
- Assign agency-wide responsibility for
- Include energy in Annual Performance Plan.
  Program Specific Actions

  - Give priority, simplify single-family energy
   efficient mortgage (EEM) program.
  - Initiate multifamily weatherization
    partnership, training for managers & staff.
Public Housing
   - Improve tracking, monitoring utilities.
   - Streamline energy performance contracting.
 Program Specific Actions

Community Planning and Development-
   - Provide technical assistance and information
      to HOME & CDBG grantees.
   - Promote Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
      in housing and community development.
   - Promote Energy Star in buildings.
      Example: HOME
Folsom Dore Apts – San Francisco

                  -$1.9 million in
                    HOME funds
                  - Currently under
                  - High-efficiency
                    HVAC system
                  - Energy Star
                  - High-performing
Example: Combined Heat
   and Power (CHP)

           Danbury Connecticut
           Housing Authority

           -energy  performance
            -no initial cost
           -electricity reduced by
              1.05 million kWh
           -total energy cost
              reduced by $40,000
                 Highlight 1:
      HUD Signs MOU with EPA and DOE

   Memorandum of
- September 2002
- Expands purchasing
   of Energy Star in
   all HUD-assisted,
   financed, insured
Highlight 2: Energy Star
        Web Site

             Highlight 3:
        Energy Efficient Rehab

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Additional Accomplishments

- Priority rating point for energy efficiency
 included in FY 2005 SuperNOFA (Dept.-wide)
- Energy included in FY 2004-2005 Annual
 Performance Plans (Dept.-wide)
- Benchmarking initiated to establish baseline
 for energy use in public housing (PIH)
Additional Accomplishments (2)

 - HOPE VI demonstration projects completed
   in Holyoke, MA and San Antonio, TX
 - Tracking of EEMS improved (FHA)
 - DOE-HUD Multifamily weatherization pilot
    initiated in St. Louis (FHA)
Additional Accomplishments (3)

HUD-DOE Interagency Agreement to promote
use of combined heat and power (CHP):
- Put profiles of FHA and PH apartment
  buildings on HUD web.
- Update CHP manual for building owners.
- Work with six DOE Regional CHP Centers.
- Find opportunities in CDBG and
  brownfields developments.
      Promoting the Plan:
   Upcoming Support Contract

Contract will support:
   – Five training workshops scheduled during
      FY 2005
   – E-Newsletter for staff, grant recipients
   – Informational materials – briefing papers
      and research reports
   – Additional technical support.
           Role of Field Offices

•   Regional Representatives to coordinate field office
    activities with Task Force per Dep. Sec. Memo:
      - Include performance measures in FY ’05
        Management Plans
     - Participate in Task Force Meetings (conference
     - Establish regional “team” of program office reps.
     - Identify training and information needs.
     - Liaison with DOE and EPA where appropriate.
     - Identify local opportunities to promote Action

•   Goal: Fully implement plan by the end of FY 2005
For Further Information [search for “energy”]

Robert Groberg,
Community Planning and Development
 202-708-0614 Ext. 4642

Michael Freedberg,
Policy Development and Research
 202-708 0614 Ext. 4366

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