Green Building

HPD works to ensure that the City’s investment in affordable housing goes towards buildings that achieve deeper affordability through lowered utility bills and healthier living environments. An important goal of this policy is to balance benefits to tenants and owners with low incremental up-front costs.

Green Housing Preservation Program

HPD's Green Housing Preservation Program provides forgivable and no-interest loans for energy efficiency and water conservation improvements, as well as low-interest loans for moderate rehabilitation of small- to mid-sized multi-family buildings under 50,000 square feet and larger than 5 units. Learn more.

Enterprise Green Communities

The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria (EGCC) constitute the only comprehensive green building framework designed for affordable housing. Learn more.

Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA)

The Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA), released by the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), integrates energy and water audit protocols into a full roof-to-basement assessment of physical needs to ensure that the holistic needs of a property are addressed. Learn more.

HPD Benchmarking Protocol

As of February 1st, 2016 buildings receiving HPD financing are required to benchmark and track utility usage for heating, electric and water.  Learn more.

Discounted Water Rate Program

The Discounted Water Rate Program is not available at this time. On June 22, 2016, the Manhattan Supreme Court invalidated the Water Board's resolution approving a new Rate Schedule set to go into place July 1, 2016. The Water Board is appealing the decision. Information will be provided if the program becomes available. If you have any questions or need additional informattion please contact DEP at (718) 595-7000 or

Green Building Resources

*Program funded with New York State funds (NYSERDA and utility energy efficiency programs) are subject to adjustment and pending Public Service Commission approval.