SPUR: Next Steps for Greening Multifamily Housing

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Existing multifamily buildings, especially affordable multifamily housing, tend to fall through the cracks with respect to state-funded energy efficiency and greening programs. But a new report from the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, and new efforts spearheaded by the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC), works towards helping close the gap. Join Timothy Burroughs of the City of Berkeley and Matt Schwartz of CHPC for an update on new opportunities and policy changes that may help green this class of buildings, which are so prevalent in the urbanized Bay Area.


Greening Apartment Buildings

Fr0m SPUR: In our built-out city, retrofitting existing buildings to conserve water, energy and materials is a key sustainability challenge. In 2010, SPUR convened a task force to identify opportunities to “green” multifamily apartment buildings — which contain more than two-thirds of the city’s housing units. Join us for an exploration of these issues and […]

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/Today! The Focus on the Future conference provides a forum for Self-Help Counties and other transportation agencies, elected officials, and the private sector to share experiences, highlight upcoming projects, and interact in a relaxed environment. The conference continues to be the premier transportation conference in California with over […]

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