One energy audit
SAHF members own roughly one percent of publicly assisted, affordable rental housing in America. In 2005, SAHF members spent $65 million on energy. Tenants’ contributions to energy bills added several million more. These costs place stress on owners, tenants, and government agencies that make housing affordable to low-income seniors and workers. Energy bills threaten affordability for all, and inefficient buildings contribute to global warming. SAHF is leading the way in addressing this problem.
Your gift will enable a SAHF member to assess the energy efficiency of an affordable apartment building as part of a SAHF pilot project. Without a professional assessment, a nonprofit owner cannot raise the funds for energy and cost savings measures. SAHF's pilot projects will set patterns for affordable housing, identify the regulatory barriers to energy-efficiency investments, and provide the basis for SAHF's policy recommendations to government officials and utilities.