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
- 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
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.