Blue Hills Community Services

Kansas City, Missouri

ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards - Affordable Housing

Blue Hills Community Services

Blue Hills Community Services is a non-profit community development organization that has been a catalyst for neighborhood development in Missouri for more than 34 years. Blue Hills Community Services is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for their implementation of ENERGY STAR measures in existing and new owner-occupied homes to reduce the burden of energy costs on low and moderate income homeowners. Major accomplishments of this organization include:

         Constructing five ENERGY STAR qualified homes for the Olive Street Homes project, saving each low- and moderate-income homeowner nearly $500 per year on utility bills.

         Retrofitting 24 homes using ENERGY STAR qualified products.

         Encouraging the city's Board of Directors to adopt a policy requiring ENERGY STAR standards for all future new construction, rehabilitation, and home repair services.

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