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Strategy of the Month: 9 Steps Toward Green

Strategy of the Month
April 2011   
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This month, we highlight a publication on budget-saving affordable housing retrofits that also incorporate techniques for reducing energy use, lowering utility bills, and improving indoor air quality. Some of the mechanisms outlined in the guide include:

  • Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to lower electricity use and maintenance costs;
  • Upgrading plumbing fixtures and performing regular tune-ups of hot water and HVAC systems; and
  • Educating affordable housing tenants about energy conservation.

If you have green and/or affordable housing strategies or resources you'd like to share, please email us at, call us at 1-800-245-2691 (option 4), or visit our website at

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