This building is one of a seven-building, 102-unit project owned by Preservation of Affordable Housing in Chicago that received a suite of energy-efficiency improvements through Elevate Energy, including 1.8 million Btu solar thermal hot-water system visible on the roof. (Elevate Energy)Sustainability

Tracking Energy Use in Multifamily Buildings

Public policy can help efforts to reduce energy use when the building owner is not the utility’s customer.

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  • International Investors Finding Appeal in Apartments

    April 21, 2014

    Once preferring office and retail, international investors are starting to see multifamily rentals as a valuable, stable asset class, said panelists at the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting.

  • Changing How Homebuyers Search

    April 18, 2014

    Data-driven technology companies like Zillow, Walk Score, and Redfin are changing the way that buyers view properties.

  • Expanding the Supply of Affordable Housing

    January 24, 2014

    Solutions to increase the supply of affordable rental housing are explored in a new report from the ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

  • Preventing the Next Housing Bubble

    November 22, 2013

    Efforts to help prevent future bubbles and to respond to them once problems emerge may require localized approaches.

  • Saved by the Grid

    November 19, 2013

    An isolated, crime-ridden, half-empty public housing enclave is being transformed into a mixed-income, higher-density neighborhood newly connected to San Francisco’s urban grid.

  • Next Evolution in Micro-Housing: Smarter, Shared, and Modular

    November 18, 2013

    During a panel at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, Chris Bledsoe, chief executive officer of Stage 3 Properties, illustrated the ongoing crisis in affordable housing in places like New York City by showing a craigslist post for a “room” with three-foot (1 m) ceilings.

  • Building Gigabit Internet into More Developments

    As Americans spend more and more time online using multiple devices, higher-speed internet connections are shifting from a luxury to a necessity, panelists said at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.

  • Is the Multifamily Boom Spreading to the Suburbs?

    November 13, 2013

    While multifamily development in the urban core has boomed, the prospects for suburban development are more mixed, said experts at ULI’s annual meeting in Chicago.

  • What Would Steve Jobs Do? Innovation in Residential

    At a panel at ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, panelists and audience participatns were asked what innovations Apple Computer’s founder and CEO would have undertaken had he been a residential developer.

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