Sustainable & Affordable Housing

GOAL:  Design and deploy a model for intensive energy efficiency and solar energy adoption in affordable housing in Washington, D.C. that can reduce energy use by 50% in affordable housing within five years and be replicated across the country.  

  • Status: In Development
  • Focus Area: Clean Energy and Emerging Opportunities
  • Start Date: Unknown
  • Contact: Russ Gaskin,, 202-253-8846


The cost and availability of affordable housing in our nation’s capital is under tremendous pressure from demographic and economic shifts in the region.  Currently, the District of Columbia government spends over $115 million each year on affordable housing subsidies.


We are currently developing partnerships to launch an innovation network of policymakers, property owners, renewable energy companies and investors to reduce the operating cost of DC’s affordable housing through renewable and energy efficiency.