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ICYMI - Cardin to Join HUD Secretary Donovan and Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Friday at 12:30PM



HUD NEWS 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Shaun Donovan, Secretary

Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20410

 

 

FOR RELEASE:                                                                                             CONTACT:

Thursday January 30, 2014                                                                            George I. Gonzalez

HUD Public Affairs

                                                                                                                        703-638-4624 cell

                                                                      

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN, SENATOR CARDIN AND MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE TO TOUR CHERRY HILL

 

HOMES AND HOST MEDIA AVAILABILITY

 

BALTIMORE – Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will conduct a media tour of the Cherry Hill Homes to highlight the energy efficiency updates being implemented as part of the Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge.

 

As the President noted in his State of the Union, “Climate change is a fact.” That’s why he has directed the Administration to work with states, communities, businesses and others to reduce energy use. As part of his Climate Action Plan, the Better Buildings Challenge was extended to include multifamily developments and asks building owners to commit to a 20 percent portfolio-wide energy reduction over the next decade. 

  

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s (HABC) energy efficiency improvements are estimated to create savings of more than $3 million for HABC and its residents. HABC was amongst the first multifamily partners to join the Better Buildings Challenge. Nationwide, the Better Buildings Challenge has 53 multifamily partners which represent roughly 200 million square feet and over 240,000 households. 

 

WHO:             U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan

                        U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

                        Representatives of Housing Authority of Baltimore City

                                   

WHAT:          Media tour to highlight energy efficiency improvements at Cherry Hill Homes. Following the tour, there will be a media availability

 

WHEN:          Friday, January 31, 2014

12:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Cherry Hill Community Center

                        2700 Spellman Road

                        Baltimore, MD  21225

 

RSVP:            Please RSVP to George Gonzalez at George.I.Gonzalez@hud.gov) or call 703-638-4624