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