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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jan 06, 2022
On Wednesday, December 15, Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partner NHT Communities hosted Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and DOE Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm at its Vintage Gardens community in West Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore Mayor Brandon...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Feb 14, 2020
Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners are challenging the misperception that solar power is an amenity reserved for middle- and upper-income households. Using an innovative financing model called “portfolio-level solar,” six Challenge partners have installed 8.4 MW of solar PV in...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 30, 2019
On July 9, D.C.-area properties opened their doors to 2019 Summit attendees to showcase their stand-out energy, water, and renewable efficiency measures. Below are highlights from one of the tours. NHT Communities hosted 2019 Better Buildings Summit attendees for a tour of its Southwest D.C....
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 11, 2019
In 2018 the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) launched the nation’s first multifamily housing resilience assessment tool to support preservation of the District’s affordable housing stock. DOEE provided funding to develop the tool and run pilot resilience audits to a partnership led...