Energy and water efficiency upgrades in affordable multifamily housing can reduce owners’ operating costs and tenants’ utility bills while improving resident health and comfort. This highly interactive session examined current opportunities and challenges around financing efficiency upgrades in affordable multifamily housing. Panelists spotlighted successful and replicable new approaches and dialogue with participants to identify obstacles. Participants then split into strategic planning and listening breakouts to discuss recommendations and potential sector-wide strategies for lowering pervasive financing barriers that stand in the way of more and deeper energy and water efficiency interventions.
Speakers: Thomas Deyo, Montgomery County Green Bank; Jeff Greenberger, Affordable Community Energy Services; Caitlin Rood, Mercy Housing; Karyn Sper, Fannie Mae