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Redesigned BBC MF Program Pages, Solar in Your Community, and Webinars

March 08, 2017 Print ShareThis

Last Call for Applications

The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income (LMI) households; state, local, and tribal governments; and non-profit organizations. The Challenge will support dozens of teams across the country with cash prizes and technical assistance to demonstrate innovative, scalable business and financial models that can open new solar markets that benefit these underserved communities. There are three different ways to participate in the Challenge: on a team, as an expert to teams, or as a coach for teams. Learn more at and apply by March 17th.

Redesigned BBC Multifamily Sector Website

HUD has redesigned the Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily (BBC MF) sector pages on the HUD Exchange to provide a more comprehensive overview of the program and guide BBC partners to resources available to them.

Redesigned pages include:

  • BBC Multifamily Sector eligibility requirements, commitments, and incentives
  • List of current Multifamily partners
  • Information on requesting technical assistance from HUD
  • Links to Department of Energy websites and resources, ranging from case studies to retrofit financing opportunities

Recently Posted Webinars

The BBC Multifamily Sector recently hosted two webinars for partners and industry stakeholders. If you weren't able to attend the webinars, use the links below to access the recording, slides, and transcript.

Using 3rd Party Software for Successful Utility Benchmarking

During this webinar, two BBC Partners discussed how they have successfully partnered with 3rd party software and consultants to benchmark their portfolio. Utility benchmarking is the cornerstone of the BBC program. To aid in the collection and processing of data for utility benchmarking, many partners work with 3rd party software and consultants. Access the recording, slides, and transcript on the HUD Exchange.

Made to Fit: How Paid-From-Savings Projects Can Work for Small Organizations, Too

Large organizations are no stranger to the paid-from-savings retrofit model that is marketed by major energy-services companies (ESCos). But small organizations are increasingly searching for technical and financial support in pursuing these projects. Learn more about how small organizations and large organizations alike can seek out technical experts and financing options while protecting their interests and saving energy and water. Access the recording, slides, and transcript on the Better Buildings Solution Center.

Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series Coming Spring 2017

The BBC Multifamily Sector is pleased to announce a new webinar series dedicated to utility benchmarking. The series will provide an introduction to utility benchmarking in the multifamily buildings sector and introduce participants to HUD's new online Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit. The series will also highlight tools and resources available to guide and support partners through successful utility benchmarking. All Multifamily partners will receive marketing materials from the HUD Exchange announcing the opening of registration.

Tags: Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily Sector