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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 26, 2021
On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited Grace West Manor, an affordable housing property in Newark, New Jersey, to recognize owner and Better Buildings Challenge partner Jonathan Rose Companies for its progress in making housing healthier, more affordable, and...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 12, 2021
America’s cities face several urgent and compounding challenges: climate change and lack of affordable housing for low-income households. And over the past year, resident health has also emerged as a more critical issue than ever. To address these multiple challenges, four Better Buildings...
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 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...