Affordable Housing & Housing Affordability
NCBPA and our members understand that the many benefits of building performance offer short and long-term benefits to owners, occupants and managers. Energy efficiency, green building and high performance construction measures may cost more up-front, but they all provide long-term value and many types of benefits past energy savings alone.
Affordable Housing Activities
NCBPA is working to introduce incentives for multifamily affordable housing developers that build communities that exceed the minimum energy efficiency standards found in the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Currently, the standards require ENERGY STAR 2.0, a program that technically no longer exists. In the fall of 2018, NCBPA submitted comments to NCHFA with this proposal and is working with stakeholder organizations to identify pathways that support new developments meeting ENERGY STAR 3.0, Passive House, LEED and other high performance standards.
Housing Affordability Activities
NCBPA and our member companies believe that the up-front investment needed to build energy efficient, green and high performance homes improve housing affordability, as opposed to decreasing it, which is the common feeling amongst the new construction housing industry. Click here to view an article stating our case and be on the lookout for additional communications and resources in 2019 that address this topic head on.