Whether you are a resident, owner, or property manager of a multi-family building, there are many tools available to help conserve energy in your building. Options include installing efficient lighting, retrofitting windows, purchasing ENERGY STAR appliances, and adding insulation. A study completed in 2012 found that multi-family buildings in New York City that installed energy efficiency measures reduced their fuel consumption by 19% and electric consumption by 7% on average. Renewable energy options, including onsite solar system installation and off-site green power purchases, can also help buildings save money and reduce carbon emissions.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
- Renewable Energy Incentive Program
- DC Sustainable Energy Utility Low-Income Multi-Family Services
- Building benchmarking
- Green Power Purchases
- ENERGY STAR for Multi-Family housing
District-Area Renewable Energy Contractors and Installers
The District’s renewable portfolio standards, lease options, power purchase agreements, federal tax incentives and the falling costs of renewable technologies all act to make solar energy more affordable and to make DC a more sustainable city. Please contact your solar installer directly for more information on financing options.
- Getting Started with Green Preservation:
An Introduction to Issues and Resources for Greening Existing Affordable Housing