This Advisor describes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) guidelines for conducting energy efficient housing rehabilitation. HUD recommends following these guidelines when undertaking any type of renovation project in single family and multifamily housing, whether it is privately-owned or public housing.
The Advisor's energy efficiency recommendations are based on
ENERGY STAR® specifications, where applicable. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. Use ENERGY STAR's
Home Energy Yardstick to compare your home's energy use to others.
Incorporating energy efficiency into your rehab project is a significant step toward achieving High Performance Housing -- housing that is energy efficient, durable, sustainable and healthy. Click on the following icons to learn about these benefits.
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