HUD PD&R Quarterly Housing Market & Research Update

September 6, 2012
2:00-4:00 PM (Eastern)

HUD Acting Assistant Secretary Erika C. Poethig will host a robust discussion of the importance, benefits, and costs of bringing affordable housing up to green building standards. The panel discussion will use as its starting point a PDR-commissioned report, "An Evaluation of Affordable Housing Using the National Green Building Standard," completed by Home Innovation Research Labs. The report examines the cost to bring various kinds of HUD-assisted housing in line with green building requirements, and provides strong evidence that most new or rehabilitated HUD-assisted housing can achieve green ratings at a relatively modest incremental cost. The study goes on to discuss that these types of green enhancements could yield demonstrable cost savings for homeowners and rental housing developers.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth A. Cocke, Director of the Affordable Housing Research Division. Panelists will include:

  • Tom Kenney, VP for Engineering and Research, Home Innovation Research Labs
  • Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, Building Technologies Program, Department of Energy
  • William Carson, VP Operations Strategy & Director of Sustainability, McCormack Baron Salazar
  • Madeline Fraser Cook, Director, Green Development Center, LISC

For more information and to access the webcast, visit HUD's website.