Since 2018, NCBPA has led advocacy efforts to encourage the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) to adopt more stringent energy efficiency minimum standards and offer incentives to developers that go above and beyond in their low-income multifamily program, or Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). In addition to participating in the annual comment period for NCBPA has spoken to legislators, worked with developers, worked with Duke Energy and collaborated with national partner organizations to develop recommendations for new standards.
Last year, NCHFA increased the minimum energy efficiency standards so that they would be on-par with the state’s new Energy Code, a key point in our 2020 QAP Comment Letter. Click here to read our 2019 QAP Comment Letter.
Now, NCBPA is advocating for the agency to further increase its minimum standards to the new ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program, which replaces the current ENERGY STAR 3.0 program for multifamily buildings in North Carolina at the end of the year. With feedback from our members including Southern Energy Management and partners including USGBC and Home Innovation Research Labs, last week NCBPA submitted our comment letter targeting changes to the 2021 QAP.
Click on the file below to read NCBPA’s 2021 QAP Comment Letter.
Click on the file below to read our partner USGBC’s 2021 QAP Comment Letter.
Click here for information on the current 2020 QAP.
Click on the file below to read our partner Home Innovation Research Labs’ 2021 QAP Comment Letter.
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