State and Local Governments

State and local governments are motivating housing developers to build more energy efficient homes by making energy efficiency part of their requirements for developers to qualify for public funding.

City of Topeka PDF (284KB) — encourages energy efficiency to reduce high utility costs that hinder Community Housing Development Organizations' capacity to provide affordable housing.

New Jersey Green Homes PDF (71KB) — requires ENERGY STAR qualification for all state financed affordable housing including low income tax credits.

Key Tools and Resources for State and Local Governments: