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Recognition Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing

ENERGY STAR offers recognition awards for affordable housing organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to ENERGY STAR at either the local or national level. Eligible organizations include the following:

  • Organizations that allocated housing funding via public/private standards and policies that contributed to the adoption of ENERGY STAR’s residential construction guidelines and/or investments in ENERGY STAR products for new or existing housing. This includes state housing finance agencies, local governmental agencies, and affordable housing lenders.
  • Organizations that managed large portfolios of affordable housing properties that have contributed to ENERGY STAR investments and reduced energy consumption in existing affordable housing. This includes public housing authorities, and asset management companies.
  • Organizations that have undertaken project specific or community-based initiatives demonstrating innovative use of ENERGY STAR construction guidelines and/or ENERGY STAR products to substantially reduce energy consumption. This includes sponsors of project-specific developments or community activities inclusive of affordable housing developments (multifamily or single family), and neighborhood or community revitalization initiatives.

Local awards are available within each of the ten federal regions covering every state and the District of Columbia. Local winners will be selected by regional representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be honored at local events. A winner of the national ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing will be selected from among local award winners and honored at the annual ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony held in Washington, DC.

To apply: To be considered for a recognition award, follow the application instructions and complete the application form for the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing.

Questions about the recognition awards can be directed to Brian Ng at Ng.Brian@epa.gov.