HPD works to ensure that the City's investment in affordable housing goes toward building and preserving energy efficient, sustainable, and resilient buildings. Following a citywide vision for a more sustainable future, HPD ensures that the benefits of increased housing quality and lower utility costs improve the lives of affordable housing residents in New York City. 

Featured High Performance Projects


Arverne View
Beach Green Dunes
MLK Plaza
Holmes Towers
Knickerbocker Commons
Sendero Verde

Sustainability Initiatives

HPD Sustainability framework: An overview of HPD's sustainability framework.

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

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

Green Housing Preservation Program (GHPP): GHPP provides forgivable and no-interest loans for energy efficiency improvements, as well as low-interest loans for moderate rehabilitation.

Integraged Physical Needs Assessment (IPNA): IPNA integrates an evaluation of energy, water, and health needs into a full roof-to-cellar assessment of a property's physical conditions to ensure that the holistic needs of the property are addressed.

Passive House: A high performance building standard being implemented for numerous HPD projects. 

Healthy Homes Training: Training on integrated pest management, active design, and smoke free buildings.

Sustainability Metrics

  • Projects certified by EGCC: 76
  • Projects entering certification for EGCC: 354
  • Passive House Projects completed as of 2018: 6
  • Passive House Projects in pipeline: 12
  • LEED Certified Projects as of 2018: 48

Sustainability Resources

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