- As part of the broader Nashville Green initiative, the MDHA announced the incorporation of a new geothermal energy system at the Parkway Terrace Apartment complex. The Housing Authority estimates that the system will reduce heating costs by 70% and cooling costs by 30%. In addition, the MDHA has implemented water conservation measures such as new fixtures, faucets and shower heads to reduce consumption up to 50%. Finally, solar panels are to be installed on two rise structures.
Nashville Geothermal Energy November 17, 2009
- A recipient of the EPA’s Energy Star Award for Excellence, the Louisville effort focused on a new HOPE VI mixed-income development called Liberty Green. The development consists of 689 new homes which all received Energy Star labels. All units will be 30% more efficient than the building code requirements, and the improvements include higher efficiency heating and cooling systems as well as enhanced ductwork.
In addition, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority received grant funding to support ACTIVE Louisville within the community where Liberty Green was under development. Projects included an inter-generational fitness program, bicycle recycling and a community clean up.
Ithaca Housing Authority: Partnering with State Agencies November 11, 2009
In 2004, the Ithaca Housing Authority began to plan for an effort to conserve energy by working with the NYSERDA (NY State Energy and Research Development Authority). They began a twelve year project to convert the heating system. IHA upgraded boiler systems and furnaces, installed Energy Star appliances, and added a state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation system. IHA estimates that it will save $80,000 a year on energy costs.
In 2009, the EPA and HUD awarded the Ithaca Housing Authority with the 2009 ENERGY STAR Award for Energy.