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Prioritizing California’s Affordable Housing in the Transition Towards Equitable Building Decarbonization | Summit Report 2021

Numerous cities and jurisdictions have passed local building energy codes, or “reach” codes that require new construction to be all or near electric to decarbonize or remove fossil fuels from buildings and electrify end uses. For these policies to be equitable, local governments and the state must acknowledge the added complexities, workforce limitations, costs Read More

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California’s Cap-and-Trade-Funded Low-Income Weatherization Program Multifamily: Impact Report

Updated in March 2021 and published in collaboration with the Association for Energy Affordability, this Impact Report presents new findings on the climate and community benefits delivered by the Cap-and-Trade-funded Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Multifamily since its launch in 2016. 

LIWP 2020 Case Study: Florence Avenue Villas, Century Housing

LIWP works to leverage incentive programs and deliver deeper savings for residents and property owner at Florence Avenue Villas 

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California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program: Five Years of Investments | Impact Report: Rounds 1 – 5

The past year has underscored the urgency of many of the goals that guide the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. To date, AHSC has invested more than $1.6 billion in 127 catalytic developments across California that integrate housing and transportation with community infrastructure and amenities to reduce greenhouse gas Read More

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SOMAH Property Owner Series: Funding for Major LIHTC Rehabilitation Projects

How multifamily affordable housing owners with eligible major rehabilitation projects going through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) 4% and 9% programs can utilize SOMAH’s solar incentives and free technical assistance to help reduce operating costs and make the transition to all-electric buildings.

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Path Forward: Getting to Zero Carbon Equitably – SEEC Virtual Forum Presentation

Presentation at 11th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Virtual Forum – Promising Solutions for a Clean Energy Future: One Vision, Many Policy Paths to Local Decarbonization. 

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Clean Energy for Healthy Affordable Housing, Bay Area – Presentation

Bay Area-specific clean energy policies and programs for existing multifamily affordable housing properties and how Bay Area developers and organizations apply these policies and programs in order to build healthier communities and lower operating costs.

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Path Forward: Getting to Zero Carbon Equitably – Presentation

Presented at an NPH Brown Bag | Discusses the need to electrify under the 2019 Title 24 Energy Code requirements and reviews residential developments that utilize all-electric packages and available funding opportunities. California has set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are dependent on a new generation Read More

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SOMAH Property Owner Series: Program Overview – Presentation

An overview of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) incentive program and the resources available to participating property owners. SOMAH can cover up to 100% of solar panel installation costs, securing direct financial benefits for affordable housing owners/operators and tenants.

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Crossover: Testing Solutions and Assessing Savings for Water and Energy in Low-Income Multifamily Affordable Housing

Water-Energy Nexus: Crossover in plumbing systems typically occurs when valves fail or leak and water mixes between a building’s hot and cold water pipes. Increased energy bills, high water use, and resident discomfort can result. This report summarizes crossover information for multifamily building owners and presents targeted cold water bypass investigation Read More