Community Housing Partners

Christiansburg, Virginia


ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards - Affordable Housing

Community Housing Partners

Community Housing Partners (CHP) is a nonprofit community development corporation that owns and manages more than 5,100 units of energy-efficient, affordable housing in 80 housing communities in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida. CHP is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its dedication to retrofitting affordable housing units across the country to be more energy efficient. Key accomplishments include:

  • Helping low-income families save money through energy efficiency by weatherizing more than 830 multifamily housing units using ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and equipment.
  • Developing 180 ENERGY STAR qualified low-rise affordable multifamily units and 21 single family homes in 2009. 
  • Giving all CHP residents, homebuyers and renters, a "green" maintenance manual to learn how to maintain energy-efficient features in their homes, how to save money on energy costs, and how to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Training more than 2,900 individuals in energy management, energy auditing, and weatherization at its New River Center for Energy Research and Training in 2009 for a total of over 12,000 people in 25 states.
  • Purchasing a training facility in 2009 and beginning the process of upfitting the building to create a full-service energy conservation training center serving weatherization and building contractors.
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