Energy efficiency, through lower utility bills, is an investment with both immediate and long-term rewards. To encourage energy efficiency retrofits, some financial institutions started creating financing options specifically for multifamily property owners who are looking to invest in their properties.
Earlier this year, the United States Congress voted to extend the Energy Efficient Home Credit, i.e. the 45L tax credit, to developers of energy efficient homes and apartment buildings. The credit is $1,000-$2,000 per dwelling unit for housing construction that is significantly more energy efficient than national energy standards. Given California’s aggressive building code, which often exceeds the national standard, MUP recommends all builders who meet the following eligibility criteria research claiming the credit.
Affordable Housing Pilot: Path to Certification
The Living Building Challenge, offered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is a green building certification program that promotes environmental sustainability and seeks to improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Continue reading Living Building Challenge
High Performance Building Training
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center will host a special series of training offerings to support high-performance residential rebuilding in the North Bay. All classes will be held at the North Coast Builders Exchange, located at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Registration is open now. Continue reading PG&E Energy Center Training
On behalf of PG&E, TRC is offering Multifamily Owner Services, a no-cost single-point-of-contact service for multifamily property owners and managers who are seeking information and resources on: Continue reading Introducing PG&E Multifamily Owner Services