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Thompson Applauds Announcement by U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today applauded the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for making changes to their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. The long overdue change will encourage more wood use in building construction. That includes lumber companies certified by the American Tree Farm System and landowners certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

Commonwealth Financing Authority Announces New Alternative, Clean Energy Investments

Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support seven new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) projects with the investment of more than $8.12 million in grants and $1.74 million in loans.

Blumberg Redevelopment Awarded Tax Credit Financing

Philadelphia, PA - February 21, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority's redevelopment of the Blumberg Apartments in the City's Sharswood neighborhood has received a 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) award from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

PHA Nationally Recognized as a Green Organization

Philadelphia, PA - October 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is one of 17 affordable housing organizations across the country to achieve full Green Organizational Accreditation through a pilot program from the Sustainable Performance Institute (SPI) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The accreditation recognizes HUD-assisted organizations that are institutionalizing energy-efficient, green building practices in their day-to-day operations, as well as long-term rehabilitation and redevelopment of their affordable housing portfolios

Treasurer McCord Proud to Accept National Award for Keystone HELP

Harrisburg - May 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Rob McCord expressed appreciation to State and Local Energy Report for recognizing the achievements of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (Keystone HELP) as the magazine announced the winners of its fifth annual Residential Energy Efficiency Awards today.

Treasurer McCord, National Experts Call Home Energy Efficiency Loan Sale a Milestone for Attracting...

Harrisburg - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania Treasury recently sold several thousand loans made through its nationally recognized Keystone Home Energy Loan Program, according to State Treasurer Rob McCord. The sale, one of the first of its kind in the country, also marked an important milestone in national efforts to develop a secondary market for such loans

Commonwealth Financing Authority Updates Alternative Energy Guidelines

Harrisburg - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has begun accepting applications under the newly approved program guidelines for the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) and High Performance Building (HPB) Programs designed to foster the development of clean energy projects and the construction of high performance buildings in Pennsylvania.

Treasurer McCord Lauds Federal Government’s Recognition of AFC First Financial; Says Future Keystone HELP...

Harrisburg, PA - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s designation of Allentown-based AFC First Financial Corporation as a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsor means Pennsylvania families that pursue money-saving home energy-efficiency improvements through the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program will benefit from higher standards, State Treasurer Rob McCord said today.

Governor Rendell Announces Green Energy Works! Projects Will Use Waste Material to Generate Power...

Harrisburg, PA - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the commonwealth is investing $5 million in federal recovery money in eight innovative alternative energy projects that use biological materials such as sewage, animal and food processing waste to generate enough energy to power more than 80,000 homes.

New Solar Energy Investments to Strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Green” Economy

Harrisburg, PA - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pennsylvania is bolstering its position as a leader in solar energy with new investments of more than $10 million in 12 new projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell said following the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s approval of the projects.

Congressman Brady joins HUD Secretary at celebration of opening a new green public housing...

Philadelphia, PA - November 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- “The Philadelphia Housing Authority has shaped a model for green construction while also creating green jobs and breathing new life and opportunities for distressed communities,” said Congressman Brady (D., PA)

Specter and Casey announce HUD to Award Philadelphia Housing Authority $13.9 million to “Green”...

Washington, D.C. - September 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Philadelphia Housing Authority $13,915,000 to complete a “green” public housing transformation to the Paschall Apartments.

PA’s Solar Capacity to Triple with Help of New State Investments

HARRISBURG, PA - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said Pennsylvania will triple its solar capacity with nearly $23 million in new grants and loans for companies throughout the state that are embracing the renewable energy industry.

Rebates & Low-Interest Loans Now Available for Home Energy Saving Improvements

Harrisburg, PA - March 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Rebates and low interest loans are now available to help Pennsylvania families save energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient, Senate Democratic Whip Michael A. O’Pake (D-Berks) said today

Green Affordable Housing Grants

Enterprise announces that Green Community grant funds of up to $50,000 per project are now available for developers committed to providing "green" affordable housing....

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PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site, pha.phila.gov.

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Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95

Governor Tom Wolf today joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Mayor Jim Kenney and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation for a funding announcement and update on the future reconstruction of Interstate 95 in the city.