Reports & Guidelines

Technical Reports

The California Home Energy Retrofit Coordinating Committee (HERCC) is a group of industry professionals that has convened to develop recommendations for policy and program design around home energy performance. A subset of the HERCC specializing in multifamily properties assessed the sector and developed a report of recommendations.

Click here to learn more about their work and recommendations.

Click here to just download the recommendations report.


Report: U.S. Multifamily Energy Efficiency Potential by 2020, prepared by The Benningfield Group for Energy Foundation, 2009.


The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) has published a report on the current conditions and promising strategies of greening existing multifamily buildings called “Greening Apartment Buildings: What will it take to green the buildings we already have?”

SPUR Urbanist Magazine


Multifamily Green Building Guidelines(2008 Edition) – A comprehensive technical resource for new and retrofit multifamily green building projects in California. Click here for more information.

Green Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Properties – A user-friendly green guide for rehabs developed by the Local Initiatives Support Coalition and Build It Green. Download the guide from the LISC website.