The MUP team recently hosted booths at two housing conferences: Housing California 2019 (hosted by Housing California) and CAA Connect 2019 (hosted by the California Apartment Association). The following are summaries of both conferences. Continue reading MUP Spring Conference Summaries
The Multifamily Upgrade Program (MUP) is proud to recognize the achievements of our participating contractors, consultants, and energy raters during the 2018 program year. MUP’s partners are crucial to the program’s success, and we cannot thank our partners enough for delivering energy savings and improved safety and comfort to properties and their residents. Continue reading 2018 MUP Partner Awards
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