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The SAHLLN Resource Hub is a central repository for information on financing energy and water efficiency and renewable energy in multifamily affordable housing properties. These resources are recommended by members of our network of affordable multifamily housing lenders, including Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), housing finance agencies (HFAs), major financial institutions, and specialized green financing entities. Please help us grow this resource hub by submitting a resource!

Elevate Energy | September 2016

Homeowners who invest in energy efficiency hope to recoup at least some of the expense through savings on their utility bills and a higher home sales price when they move. Home buyers are increasingly savvy about understanding the total cost of homeownership, including operational costs such as electricity and natural gas. Sellers and buyers...

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy | July 2016

This paper analyzes Bank of America’s $55 million initiative to provide low-cost funding and grant support to advance energy efficiency investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The funding supported community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in developing and enhancing efficiency programs for residential, commercial, and...

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Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future | May 2016

The benefits of energy and water conservation in the affordable multifamily industry have been documented thoroughly over the past several years. From the reduction in utility costs to the federal government; to the preservation of affordable housing by decreasing operating costs and thus keeping rents affordable and properties viable; and to the...

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Institute for Market Transformation | 2016

This report examines why the market underuses performance data and recommends, based on examples that show early promise, how governments and efficiency program implementers can turn this growing wealth of information into action and better engage stakeholders to unlock economic and environmental benefits.

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Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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Community Preservation Corporation | 2016

This case study is part of a suite of case studies highlighting buildings in CPC’s portfolio to demonstrate possible savings from the incorporation of energy and water efficiency measures. From adaptive reuse to new construction, or even aquisition financing, the case studies detail what others have done to increase their Net Operating Income (NOI...

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Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions | 2016

The evolution of community solar is a classic case of business model innovation turning a challenge into an opportunity. Foreseeing the inevitable growth of distributed energy resources, utilities are deploying these programs to get ahead of the game and to capture the benefits that distributed resources provide to the grid. Often utilities also...

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Community Preservation Corporation | March 2016

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Community Preservation Corporation's approach to financing energy-efficient buildings.

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Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Elevate Energy | January 2016

Increasing the adoption of energy-efficient building practices will require the energy sector to increase its understanding of the ways that retrofits affect multifamily financial performance and how the lending and appraisal industries interpret those indicators. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team Partnership for...

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Elevate Energy | January 2016

There are nearly half a million multifamily units in Chicago. More than 250,000 of these units are in census tracts marked as low and moderate income by the New Markets Tax Credit Program database. Furthermore, more than 60% of low-income individuals living in multifamily buildings in Chicago reside in buildings that are more than 75 years old....

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