Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing

The Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing (CEFAH) is a working group of owners, managers and consultants of affordable housing with a focus on creating opportunities around utility efficiency measures, conservation efforts and renewable energy investments.

CEFAH was created to educate owners, facilitate policy changes and help develop new financial products.  The Council has been an effective advocate for state and federal housing policy changes, developed critical policy research and is key in the development of NH&RA’s Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Initiative, a national educational initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Initiative

On October 2, 2013 CEFAH proudly announced a major new educational initiative to provide owners of multifamily affordable rental properties with resources, training and technical assistance to aid them in improving the utility performance of their properties.  The Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Project, is being developed by the Association’s Council for Energy Friendly Affordable Housing and is partially supported with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.    Its components include five regional forums as well as the creation of an online “Knowledge Exchange” where owners and energy finance and retrofit experts can convene virtually to exchange knowledge and experiences. Click here to learn more…


To learn more about CEFAH or PTEE, contact Thom Amdur at 202-939-1753 or