Both homeowners and renters can benefit from home improvements that promote energy efficiency and improve indoor air quality. Raising the bar on air quality and energy performance at home helps reduce heating and cooling costs, saves energy, and improves occupant health and comfort. To help consumers better understand the strategies and product options available to them, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has developed the Guide to Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes. The Guide is a new section of our website that provides concise descriptions in an easy-to-navigate format.
Additional information on a wide range of topics is available via links to other federal agencies and allied organizations, so that readers can easily jump from the Guide’s brief overviews to more detailed, in-depth topical content. Consumers will also learn about home energy audits and health assessments, as well as financial incentives that may be available for those making energy-efficiency improvements.
We invite you to explore the new Consumer’s Guide to begin identifying strategies to improve energy efficiency and air quality in your home.