Affordable Multifamily Housing

The Energize Delaware Affordable Multifamily Housing Program helps building owners identify, plan and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades in existing buildings and new construction projects.

This program provides multifamily building owners with technical assistance, financial incentives and low-cost financing to help make energy efficiency and renewable energy investments that reduce building operating costs and energy use while improving the living environment for residents.

The Program takes a whole-building approach to addressing utilities (electricity, gas, oil, propane, etc.) and pursues common-area and in-unit upgrades that could include:

  • Building envelope (air sealing, insulation)
  • HVAC and hot water equipment
  • In-unit and common-area lighting
  • Energy saving appliances
  • Renewable energy generation (solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, etc.)
  • Qualified health and safety measures
  • Water-saving fixtures and equipment


Eligible affordable multifamily residential properties must have five or more units. “Affordable” is defined as any property receiving assistance from a government housing program or charging rents no higher than the DSHA Payment Standards.

Owners of properties not assisted by a government program will be required to certify that rents do not exceed these limits for a majority of households in the property.

 For more information and to ask questions, contact Patrick Coleman, Program Manager, at coleman@newecology.org or 302-300-4321.

This program is administered by New Ecology, Inc. and Elevate Energy, nationally recognized experts in multifamily building energy performance.