Sustainability, from both the environmental as well as financial angle, is crucial to HACSB’s ability to successfully continue to deliver the highest quality housing assistance. Toward that end, the Office of Real Estate Development is currently in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy for the gradual transition of HACSB owned assets to a variety of renewable energy sources which respond to the unique physical characteristics of each asset (residential and commercial) within the overall portfolio. HACSB has also implemented an Energy Performance Contract for its public housing portfolio, which primarily consists of water savings, lighting upgrades and xeriscaping. We continue to evaluate additional energy innovations, and will be pursuing green initiatives that incorporate one or more of the following programs:
- Financing mechanisms to encourage energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy production at residential and commercial sites, including non-subsidized housing.
- Alternative energy efficiency technologies for all HACSB-owned facilities.
- Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for HACSB owned facilities and land.
- Development of a renewable energy micro-utility facility on one or more HACSB parcels.
- Energy audits for residential and commercial sites at little-to-no net cost to HACSB; development of a program to fund recommended energy efficiency upgrades/improvements.
- Evaluation and expansion, if feasible, of existing public housing energy performance contract, with development of in-house audit, commissioning and compliance monitoring services as required.
- Alternative funding sources for energy improvements.
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