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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 15, 2021
Congratulations to three Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners who successfully competed for Passive House Design Challenge grants from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC): Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), Community Builders, Inc., and Beacon Communities. Passive...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Sep 23, 2021
Before building new or rehabbing existing multifamily housing buildings, consider steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Julie Klump of Preservation of Affordable Housing shares recommendations for how to harness passive housing design now to cut carbon and increase resilience in...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 28, 2021
Since 2013, all member organizations of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) have joined the inaugural cohort of multifamily partners taking part in the Better Buildings Challenge to reduce their energy usage by 20% over ten years, while also committing to SAHF’s “Big Reach,” an...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 09, 2020
Resilience – or disaster preparedness – has direct ties to energy efficiency and is an important part of any organization’s portfolio. Three Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners are leading the way to assess risk and prepare their housing portfolios for extreme weather events. Jonathan...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 12, 2017
With all the excitement in the run-up to the Better Buildings Summit, you may have missed some of the great new resources that were published in the Better Buildings Solution Center! Take a minute to check out some of the newest solutions from Better Buildings Challenge partners: Partner:...